(Are you a small author struggling to get recognition? Well, this is the thread for you!)
We are pleased to announce a reader chosen community stories hidden gem contest. The winners of this contest will be promoted on all personal social media accounts lead by the group leaders as well as anyone else who would like to help with promotion (see below for more information). The stories will also be announced on the Heard Awards Official Instagram.
Due to the small numbers of our team we are currently only accepting up to 70 stories. In the future we will possibly accept more.
- You must not submit your story if it has over 2000 reads. This contest is to help the authors that get very little exposure and are struggling at the moment.
- You must have at least 3 episodes completely done and published before you can submit.
- Your story must be published.
- Your story is not allowed to have any guideline breaking behavior in it. While we are not the episode team, we will be using our own discretion to determine if we think a story disqualifies due to this.
- You must fill the form out completely before or you will not be eligible to enter. This is very important.
- You are allowed to nominate stories if you’d like, but the author still has to follow the rules and fill out the form.
How Do You Decide The Stories for Round 2 (The voting round)?
Since we are only accepting the first 70 stories that adhere to the rules our small team will read through them and then decide a score out of 100% for them.
We will be scoring the stories based on:
- How well we liked the story overall.
We are only reading the first episode of each one. This is so we can get through all 70, but also because if a story isn’t good at episode 1 it’s probably not going to be much better throughout.
We want you all to only vote on the best of the best, so once our group has gone through the first 70 stories to get submitted we will let you all know the ones that have an 80% or higher score. All these stories will then be listed in the forums for people to pick their top 3 favorites. It is strongly encouraged that you read (at least one chapter of) all if not most of the stories on the list. We are giving you all 2 weeks to do so.
At the end of the month we will pick the winners based on your votes!
"How Many Winners?
We want this to be as beneficial for everyone, while also not taking promotion away from other people because there are too many stories. Depending on the amount right now we’re looking at between 9-15 stories.
Social Media Promo
We are in need of people who would be willing to share the stories of the winners once they are announced. This can be over Instagram, Facebook, the Forums, etc. We just need people willing to share. If you are interested please comment down below with your instagram/other social media handles and we will add you to our social media list! We are in need of as many people as possible for this.
Timeline (When Things Are Due)
All Stories are to be submitted by November 30th. This should give you all a bit of time to do edits if you’d like.
Our Team will try to have all stories gone through by December 15th.
Voting Will Open December 16th and be open for 2 weeks . You are not allowed to vote on your own story.
The End of December/Beginning of January we will pick the winners!
Good luck and we hope you join!
- All That Remains by @writerren
- Strawberries and Cigarettes by @epi.noor
- Target by @Writer_SA
- Masked: filled with lies by GinaaShaa
- Dominant by @Sky99
- We Were There by @dnanayn
- Hydra by @Connie1
- Criminal Attraction by @Sweet.episode
- You are my sunshine by @Faith.episode.cats
- Loving Me by @Jewel_s
- Love In Trouble by @heeralee
- Tokyo Underground by @Southampton23
- Winter Axiom: Parallel by Lauren
- Against All Odds by @ChiieRose
- My Lovely Mistake by @EmmaS1
- Easily Broken by @josephine.writes
- Keep It Undercover by @kikiwhite
- Halloween: Deadly Nightshade by Faith
- Without Her by @MarinaK
- SAVE ME BEFORE I FALL by @curlybae
- Counting Stars by @Meesa215
- Assassins by @inkkee
- Rise of Uthutia by @Reenababee
- The Special Ones by @annaepi
- Dark Descent by @gremlin.writes
- The House Party by @gremlin.writes
- The Princess of Fiore by @inkkee
- The Devil Inside Me by @cece_hunter
- The Fate of Fire by @AdyElly
- Miss Understood by @TheSunflowerQueen
- Wrong From Right by @Briana_M
- Remnant Past by @Madhu
- Polizzis’ Secrets (LL) (CC) by @delicia2002
- Agent 66: Born to Kill by @Rose.xo_97
- Special Gift by @R0m3110T
- Stranded by @episode.vogue
- Uncontrollable by @ellaepisode1
- Bittersweet Life by @ade.le
- Set Me On Fire by @Lizzie.epi
- Criminal Desires by @zina
- Foster my heart by @Dodo.episode
- Beyond Reality by @Dorky
- Ruthless Doll (18) by @queencath
- Wish you were weird by @fnepisode
- Lovely Belated by @Dee_Dee1015
- Scandalous Secrets by Ava Lauren
- © Tribe of Malapinchi (Original) [Complete] by @JannahJackson
- Some Sort of Drama by @Dmfan91
- Trust Issues by @IvanaXo
- A Queen’s Crown by @Raven.episode
- Lovely Betrayal by @Clove
- Far Away by @Catlover77
- Dangerous DNA by @Catlover77
- Cruisin by @lesley.writes
- Within the Sky (Limelight) by @xxjustlivexx
- The Mermaid by @PaulaSG
Sweet Things by @Sunas
New Face by @ThePublisher
Obsessed by @Kbail
Projection by @kahotshot
Truth Addiction by @mishka
Solo by @Bithi
Her Alpha, His Omega by @gremlin.writes
Everybody Hates Me by @norzana
Hidden Lies: Rose by @Ams007
The Wrong Match by @Hijiko
Roxy Moon: Let The War Begin by @VeVe.episode
Eternal Oblivion by @SilverLady