SOURCE: Neoglyphic Entertainment

November 11, 2015 12:50 ET

Neoverse Short Story Writing Competition Opens Today

Neoglyphic Entertainment Seeks Creative Fiction in All Genres; $3,500 in Cash Prizes and Guaranteed Publishing

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2015) - California-based Neoglyphic Entertainment, Inc., a transmedia entertainment company, has launched the first of a series of writing competitions. The Neoverse Short Story Writing Competition is open to authors from any genre who have pieces of original creative fiction between 1,000 and 5,000 words. Unusually for a new writing competition, the prize money is on par with much larger and more established competitions, with a total prize pool of $3,500, and $2,000 going to first place.

"As an author I know how it feels to send countless manuscripts out to potential publishers," says Aaron Safronoff, Chair of the Neoverse Competition and Chief Storyteller at Neoglyphic. "And I understand the positive impact that winning a writing competition can have on your confidence and career."

Safronoff identifies several common problems with average writing competitions, such as required fee for entry, attendance at a PR event to receive your prize, and draconian conditions regarding copyright ownership. "Our goal is to empower storytellers by giving them the opportunity and platform for their stories to be read by industry professionals, and also to possibly win some cash. Most importantly, the winning entries will be published by us, in digital and print."

The Neoverse Competition also solves the inefficiency of other writing competitions, which often rely on manual judging processes like printing manuscripts and collating handwritten feedback. The team at Neoglyphic Entertainment developed a custom e-reader app that securely sends entries to relevant judges, whose feedback and immediate reactions are captured in real-time. The result is that judging times can be cut down from months to weeks or even days.

The Neoverse Competition is currently accepting submissions until December 20, 2015. Prospective entrants can enter, see the official rules, and sign up for more information at http://neoglyphic.com/contest. The contest does not require an entry fee, and accepts all genres.

About Neoglyphic Entertainment:

Neoglyphic Entertainment is a transmedia studio engineered from the ground-up to tell epic stories seamlessly over multiple mediums worldwide. To find out more details, please visit: www.neoglyphic.com

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