#SOOP on Monday: Top 20 Short Stories & Book Ideas for October 16, 2023


Get your week off to a great start by discovering the best stories of the week!

We’re happy to return to our weekly routine of showcasing the best stories of the week and congratulate the authors who’ve taken a significant step toward publication. 

Our Author-Driven Publishing Model is nothing short of revolutionary. It combines the finest aspects of both traditional and self-publishing, leveraging the power of social media and crowdsourcing to empower and educate authors. Our mission is to guide you through the “3 P’s” of publishing: Product, Platform, and Promotion, ultimately equipping you with the knowledge to master the publishing world. 

These authors have shown dedication and creativity, and we’re excited to support them in their journey toward publication. Our interactive voting program lets you connect with prospective readers personally with votes reflecting their interest in your stories and potential books. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gather supporters, understand their expectations, and aim for higher targets as you progress. 

We invite all talented authors to ask questions about our author-driven publishing model. Whether you’re curious about the process, want to know more about our interactive voting program, or have any other queries, we’re here to assist you. 

Congratulations to our authors for their incredible work, and let’s continue this journey towards publishing excellence together!

Monsters at Night

Genres: , Contest Category – Horror,

To Kvetch or To Kvell, That is the Kvestion

Genres: , Contest Category – Humor & Entertainment,

The Big Snow

Genres: , ,

Working Grace

Genres: , ,

Bloody Watson

Genres: , Contest Category – Thriller,

Untied: A Novella

Genres: , ,

Nine Months

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

Sex (Cells, Sells, Sales)

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,


Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

The Lost Shoe

Genres: , Contest Category – Children’s Fiction,

The Homecoming

Genres: , Contest Category – Dystopian,

Love Doesn’t Mean FOOL

Genres: , Contest Category – Positive Social Transformation,

My Father’s House

Genres: Book Ideas – Biographies & Memoirs, Relationships, Religion & Spirituality

White Angel

Genres: , Contest Category – Detective & Mystery,

The City of Jewels

Genres: , Contest Category – Adventure,

The Little Black Book

Genres: , Contest Category – Children’s Fiction,

The Wolf’s Heir: Katrine’s Awakening

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

Crying in the Stars

Genres: , Contest Category – Fantasy,

The Mistress

Genres: , Contest Category – Dystopian,

The Expedition of Yira

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

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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