The Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) and Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) are thrilled to announce the Next Generation Short Story Awards, a new not-for-profit awards program open to authors worldwide writing original short stories in English. The top short stories will be considered for cash prizes, gold medals, invitation to the annual NGIBA awards gala, literary exposure, inclusion in an annual anthology, and recognition.
Designed to celebrate the best short stories and the creative minds behind the words, the 2024 awards program offers 25+ categories and is open to writers around the world who have written unpublished short stories (5,000 words or less) in English. The Next Generation Short Story Awards is offering an Early Bird Special Discount for the month of October to all short story writers. Enter and pay by October 31, 2023 t,o get your second category absolutely free!
The Next Generation Short Story Awards will honor and award 1 Winner and 3 Finalists in each of the 25+ categories and 3 Grand Prize Winners from all entries submitted this year. Winners and Finalists will receive the following:
Grand Prize Winners: $500 cash prize for 1st plus a trophy; $300 cash prize for 2nd; $200 cash prize for 3rd. Plus all Grand Prize Winners will receive a gold medal, invitation to attend the NGIBA awards gala, story and author bio published in an annual Anthology along with a complimentary copy of the anthology.
Winners in each of 25+ Categories: $75 cash prize, gold medal, story and author bio published in an annual Anthology along with a complimentary copy of the anthology.
Finalists: Story title and author name mentioned in the Anthology along with the anthology available to purchase at half price.
Other benefits: Exposure for a full year as a Winner or Finalist on the Next Generation Short Story Awards website (www.shortstoryawards.com), social media coverage, display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on writers’ social media, potential exposure and accolades.
The entry deadline date for the 2024 awards program is February 28, 2024. We wish everyone much success with your short stories. Enter today at https://shortstoryawards.com/.