$4,500 IN CASH PRIZES

ALL WINNERS PUBLISHED
DIGITAL AND PRINT

DEC 20, 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
NO ENTRY FEE

1st Prize

One Time Hero

Neil Chase

2nd Prize

Night Insects

Edith Clark

3rd Prize

Dysphoria

Chuck Regan

4th–20th

(alphabetical order)

Say When

Pamela Bobowicz

Fallen on the Green

Jade Bridges

Gold, Vine and a Name

Stephen Case

Vanni's Choice

David Elsensohn

HX-59B

Stefan Dyk

Stormsong

Tessa Hatheway

Retirement Plan

Chris J. Randolph

Hotel Marietta

Sabrina Clare

No Protections Only Powers

Katie Lattari

The Carving

Michelle Lopes

A Knight, a Wizard and Bee—Plus Some Pigs

K.G. McAbee

The Waiting Room

Tammy Norman

The Queen's Dragon

Hannah Marie

The Beginning—Or the Magical Worlds of Theodore Erickson

S.A. Rohrbaugh

Boneyard Prophet

Charles Shell

Refugee and Her Book of Secrets

Marija Stajic

Call Me Home

Joseph Swink

PRIZES

1ST PRIZE

$2,000

2ND PRIZE

$600

3RD PRIZE

$200

4TH-20TH PRIZES

$100

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Neoverse Short Story Writing Competition aims to publish first-rate short stories while rewarding and incentivizing authors through cash prizes. Our mission is to connect storytellers with readers and to do so in a modern digital age. We try to do this in several ways...

VISIBILITY

We provide visibility to authors by publishing all short-listed submissions (top 20 entries) in both printed and ebook formats. Volume 1 of our Winners compilation will be published in early 2016. We aim to publish all entries that reach the short-list.

RECOGNITION

We provide recognition for authors by allowing them to use our name and logo in their own promotional material free of charge. We provide digital assets (e.g. a sticker) that winning authors may use on their book covers, websites and other promotional material.

REWARD

We reward authors through generous cash prizes totaling $4,500.

We want to help authors tell stories in the digital age. The Competition is judged in a unique way; our judging panel is chaired by the award winning novelist Aaron Safronoff (Spire, Evening Breezes), but the inputs to the final decision are sourced from digital feedback left by a broad set of judges. This judging panel is double blind - authors do not know the judges and judges do not know the authors. They read story submissions via a digital e-reader specifically designed for secure reading and built to gather feedback. We love the traditional printed word, but when it comes to handling many submissions, accumulating and tracking feedback and data we believe digital reading is the best tool for the job!

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