Call for Stories


The CONTEC/Beemgee “Fiction without Friction” call for stories

Many innovations relevant to authors of stories and “content” apply to publication and distribution. However, digital aids can also help creators right from the moment they have their first ideas.

With, fiction authors have a tool that helps them organize their plots and develop their characters. When it comes to pitching the work to a publisher, a Beemgee project provides a powerful supplement to the traditional exposé.

For publishers and other content disseminating organizations, Beemgee is a new tool that increases productivity during the evaluation process and considerably improves the workflow between author and editor/producer/publisher.

To showcase this new approach, CONTEC and Beemgee are running a call for stories – with the support of the Mexican e-book platform Ink it.

Turn your story into a book for sale in over 40 online stores!

Ink it is an integrated platform where Spanish-speaking indie authors manage all the processes of digital publishing in one place. Thanks to Ink it, the story selected in the Beemgee & CONTEC Call for Stories will receive free cover design and publication in 85 territories through more than 40 online stores including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo and Google Play.

“And the winner is …!”

All you have to do is submit a plot and character via Beemgee.

The winning story will be presented and analyzed during a workshop on the second day of the conference. Aim of the workshop is to demonstrate this new approach to creating, comprehending and evaluating narratives, especially works of fiction.

The selected story will receive, besides presentation in the workshop and on the respective partner sites, the following services:

  • Developmental editing
  • Publishing assistance
  • Digital conversion of the book
  • Cover design
  • ISBN
  • Publication in 85 territories through more than 40 online stores
  • Lifetime Beemgee Premium subscription

For authors, the workshop will show how an easy-to-use digital tool can help them develop their story’s plot and characters. For publishers, film producers, videogames developers, and others interested in storytelling, the workshop will showcase the benefits of a systematic and collaborative framework for communicating the complexities of narrative content.

How to submit your story

All you have to do is submit a plot and character via Beemgee.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter a working title for the project
  3. Start outlining by clicking the TRY FOR FREE button

You may submit a FREE project or one created with a PREMIUM account – which gives you considerably more features and functions (see for details and sign-up). Your story outline may be in English or in Spanish. Your outline must have:

  • A working title
  • At least 20 PLOT event cards & their descriptions > complete Step Outline
  • At least one character developed with the CHARACTER tool (minimum 50 % of total progress)

Submit by sending an e-mail directly out of the web-app using the share function (top right).

Send to:

Important: Include your own e-mail address in the FROM E-MAIL field.

Submit your story outline by the 2nd of June 2017. The winning story will be announced during the conference.

The story outline you submit should be original, unpublished, and you must hold the copyright. We will contact the winner prior to the conference via the e-mail address provided. The winner can claim the prize (publication and services) until the end of 2018. The jury’s decision is final with no legal recourse.