#SOOP on Monday: Top 30 Short Story & Book Ideas for July, 17

Greetings, talented writers!
We hope this blog post finds you inspired and passionate about storytelling. Since we didn’t have a top 20 last week, we are featuring today a unique Top 30 blog and some exciting news regarding the qualification period for our Annual Short Story Contest.
Due to popular demand and the desire to provide every writer ample opportunity, we have extended the qualification period until September 15!
We understand that gathering 50 votes to qualify your short story in the contest can be challenging. We want to offer tips and insights to help you gather readers and supporters and reach the coveted vote count. Remember, this is your chance to shine and make your mark in the literary world, so let’s make the most of it together!
Share Your Story Idea with Passion:
  1. Start by sharing your short story idea with those who still need to support you. 
  2. Tell them about your participation in the Annual Short Story Contest and the importance of their support. 
  3. Be enthusiastic and passionate when discussing your story’s concept; your excitement will be contagious and draw others in.

Utilize Social Media:

  1. Leverage the power of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Wattpad, to name a few) to expand your reach and connect with potential readers and supporters.
  2. Please share your story description and a call to action asking for their vote.
  3. Engage with your followers, respond to comments, and create a community around your writing.

Reach Out to New Audiences: 

  1. Reach out to new audiences who may resonate with your writing.
  2. Consider joining writing groups, online communities, or forums to connect with fellow writers and readers who appreciate your genre or writing style.

Create Engaging Content:

  1. Enhance your online presence by creating compelling content related to your story.
  2. Write blog posts, create videos, or record podcasts exploring your story’s themes, characters, or inspiration.
  3. Share these content pieces across social media channels and encourage your audience to vote for your story.

Engage with Book Clubs and Reading Communities: 

  1. Connect with book clubs, reading communities, or literary organizations that align with the genre or themes of your story. 
  2. Offer to participate in virtual discussions, provide author insights, or share excerpts from your work. Engaging with these communities can generate interest and votes for your story.

Remember, the qualification period has been extended to September 15, so seize this opportunity to gather votes and make your mark in our Annual Short Story Contest. Stay proactive, be persistent, and keep sharing your story idea with as many people as possible. Your passion and dedication will undoubtedly resonate with readers and supporters who believe in your talent. If qualifying is too challenging for you, here’s an option you may want to explore. 

We are excited to witness the incredible stories that will emerge from this contest, and we are here to support you throughout your journey. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated contest team at [email protected].

Best of luck to all participants! Let’s make this Annual Short Story Contest a celebration of exceptional storytelling.

I am really sorry, Nelly

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My New Best Friends

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Becoming The Beast

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Stolen Shirts

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The Doll House

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The Hope of the Wounded

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The Race and repel

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My Broken Heart

Genres: , Contest Category – Memoir & Autobiography,

Dale Mabry Hwy.

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Stoned Spirit

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The Skeleton Key Handbook

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The Flag

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An Iguana Amongst Cigar Workers

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My Millennial

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How Groundhog Saved Planet Earth 

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Disappearing Wedding Ring

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Life is Hard, Love Harder

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Growing Up Cipoletti

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My Dad Who Hated Cats

Genres: , Contest Category – Memoir & Autobiography,

A Chip In The Mask

Genres: , Contest Category – Fantasy,

My School is Better

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Hyde Side

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West Valley Divide

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Musings of a Marigold

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Cruiscin Lan 

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Poems of Romance

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The Spiders Meet The Children

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The Gospel of Jesus

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How to Make the Top 30?

Simple! Gather as many votes as you can! 

It might sound like too much heavy-lifting but read this blog to gain additional guidance on how to promote your idea on Social Media. 

Work with SOOP

Everyone at SOOP will help you work towards success.

When you submit your Book Idea, you can choose one of two ways to reach your publishing goal: Free or Premium Levels. At each stage of the voting process, SOOP’s Free Level assigns homework, which helps you not only make substantial progress in marketing your work, but also helps you develop the best story possible. SOOP manages your homework in phases and returns your homework on a pass/fail basis.

SOOP’s Premium Level also assigns homework with a required 85% passing grade, ensuring you understand the curriculum before proceeding. In addition to a higher standard for your homework, our panel of experts provides personalized feedback, arming you with more information and allowing you to adjust the course when necessary.

Explore our website to purchase our Certification Program, learn more about Author-Driven Publishing, read additional FAQ answers, or submit a Book or Short Story Idea.


  1. bloomville001 says:


    I still have not been able to see my posted story and be able to read it. My friends keep asking me, but it is not showing up anywhere?
    How does this work?
    I have asked by e-mail, but have not received a reply.
    Help would be appreciated!
    Bridget Aubrey
    [email protected]

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