#SOOP on Tuesday: Top 20 Short Stories & Book Ideas for August 22, 2023

Start your week with a burst of creativity and inspiration as we spotlight the hottest stories at SOOP!
Introducing the most captivating story concepts of the week, crafted by talented writers who are part of our Annual Short Story Contest.
As we get closer to the deadlines, we want to remind all writers that a crucial step in our publishing model involves gathering 50 votes through our crowdsourcing approach to enter the qualification and review phase.
While this requirement might seem misunderstood by some, it’s important to note that a quality score from our esteemed judges influences your story’s evaluation. The voting process aids you in building a dedicated fan base and rallying your closest supporters before your story hits the shelves. It is a testament to your ability to captivate an audience through your writing. The voting qualification process offers numerous benefits, though it can be quite a journey.
For those seeking an alternate route, we extend an invitation to explore our contest fee option. This pathway streamlines the qualification process, enabling you to present your work directly to our judges and editors.
Remember, the qualification deadline has been extended until September 15th, providing ample time to secure your place.
At Something Or Other Publishing, we’re committed to fostering a nurturing community where writers can thrive. Whether you’ve conquered the voting process or chosen the contest fee route, your journey showcases your unyielding dedication and passion for storytelling.
In celebration of these writers’ devotion and originality, we invite you to unite and give that final push to the deserving stories that require just a few more votes to reach their goal!
And here’s the exciting part: everyone who votes for these remarkable short story ideas enters a weekly giveaway for a chance to win a free book from our catalog of hot releases. Your support propels these authors towards success and opens the door to a world of captivating reads. Join us today in shaping the future of storytelling.
The City of Jewels

Genres: , Contest Category – Adventure,

Last Weekend in Lahaina, Aloha and Mahalo

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White Angel

Genres: , Contest Category – Detective & Mystery,

Dreams in Technicolor

Genres: , Contest Category – Young Adult,

Long Story Short

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Shifting Gears

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Nine Days

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Sheryl Manson: Cry for Help

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The Necromancer’s Triumph

Genres: , Contest Category – Fantasy,

An Otherwise Ordinary Moment

Genres: , Contest Category – Families & Relationships,

The Lost Shoe

Genres: , Contest Category – Children’s Fiction,

Fred, I Have to Go Now

Genres: , Contest Category – Religion & Spirituality,

How Groundhog saved Planet Earth 

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Ms. Sally, Are You An Outlaw?

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I Get by with A Little Help from My Friends

Where is the Prince?

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The Tour

Genres: , Contest Category – Horror,

The Shadows of My Mind

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The Midnight Mile

Genres: , Contest Category – Self-help / Personal Development,


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How to Make the Top 20?

Simple! Gather as many votes as you can! 

Read this blog to gain additional guidance on how to promote your idea through our Fan Base Building Model. If qualifying is too challenging for you, here’s an option you may want to explore. 

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.

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