#SOOP on Monday: Top 30 Short Story & Book Ideas for October

As we usher in the changing leaves of autumn, it’s our pleasure to announce the top 30 short story and book ideas that shone brightly in October!
Our monthly rankings are a testament to the creativity and diversity of literary imagination. The top 30 ideas that made it to the list this October encompass various genres, themes, and styles. From gripping thrillers to heartwarming romances, from thought-provoking sci-fi to inspiring non-fiction, there’s something for everyone.
At SOOP, we offer a variety of publishing options to cater to the unique needs and preferences of our authors. Whether you have a short story or a full-length book idea, we have the platform for you to publish a book or short story, become a book curator, or market your stories with us.
While our freemium service offers a platform for writers to submit their ideas and gain exposure, our premium model takes your journey to the next level. With our premium service, authors benefit from personalized coaching and feedback from experienced professionals. We help you refine your writing and elevate your work to the highest standards.
Additionally, effective marketing is crucial in today’s competitive publishing landscape and our premium model provides authors with essential marketing collateral, giving your book the best chance to succeed by understanding that every writer has unique goals and needs.
Congratulations to the writers who made it to the top 30 in October. Your dedication to your craft and the creativity you’ve shared with us are genuinely remarkable. We look forward to working closely with you to turn your ideas into published works that will inspire and entertain readers worldwide!
Monsters at Night

Genres: , Contest Category – Horror,

Long Days, Short Knights

Genres: Book Ideas, Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction

Kingdom of Flames

Genres: Book Ideas, Fiction

For the Love of Dogs

Genres: , Contest Category – Romance,


Genres: Book Ideas, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Thriller

To Kvetch or To Kvell, That is the Kvestion

Genres: , Contest Category – Humor & Entertainment,

The Big Snow

Genres: , ,

The Sky Speaks

Genres: , Contest Category – Motivational / Inspirational,

About Not Losing

Genres: Book Ideas, Diet, Health, & Fitness, Dystopian

The Trial Accord to Alan Barysh

Genres: Book Ideas, Fiction, Mystery & Suspense


Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

Imagination High

Genres: Book Ideas, Fiction, Relationships, Teens

Working Grace

Genres: , Contest Category – Families & Relationships,

My Father’s House

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

The Lost Shoe

Genres: , Contest Category – Children’s Fiction,

Sex (Cells, Sells, Sales)

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

Nine Months

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

Bloody Watson

Genres: , ,

Untied: A Novella

Genres: , Contest Category – Romance,

The Orbs

Genres: Book Ideas, Children’s Books

Love Doesn’t Mean FOOL

Genres: , Contest Category – Positive Social Transformation,

Mika’s Leap of Faith

Genres: ,Contest Category – Young Adult,

Hello My Name is…Place Label Here

Genres: Book Ideas, Biographies & Memoirs

Sheryl Manson: Cry for Help

Genres: , ,

Shades of Grey

Genres: , Contest Category – Dystopian,



The Expedition of Yira

Genres: , Contest Category – Science Fiction,

Sweet Detriment Down Corridors

Genres: , Contest Category – Romance,

Su Mirada

Genres: , Contest Category – Romance,

The Homecoming

Genres: , Contest Category – Dystopian,

Queen of the Kingdom

Genres: , Contest Category – Fantasy,

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.

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