Create. Explore. Share worlds. Be published. Be read.

Discover a new dimension of fictional storytelling with our creative world-building platform. Whether you are a seasoned author, editor, designer, or an enthusiast, our collaborative universe empowers you to craft immersive environments, intricate characters, captivating narratives and be read.

The future of fiction

We build multi-franchise worlds

At Backstory we use our bespoke World Building Engine to craft vast and yet intricate fictional worlds and their histories in days. That's thousands of years of fascinating history across entire worlds ready to be written about.

No more writer's block

With thousands of years of history for each world, you will be finding storylines not having to come up with them. Fast-track your success and be a writing hero.

Shared worlds

Each of our worlds has a dedicated team of creatives working together to produce stories and other content for public consumption. Collaborate with colleagues and share in the success.

Write how you like

From flash fiction, novella franchises, to epics. Backstory provides an immersive and collaborative publishing experience.

Achieve success

A new perspective

Writing and publishing, whether through traditional means or self-publishing is not designed for you to succeed. Your content, no matter how good it is, gets lost in the ether, due to over-competition.

At Backstory we publish all content created about our worlds on our own unique reading platform. No more content disappearing on Kindle, Kobo and Smashwords once it has been published.

  • Readership analytics. Ever wanted to know who is reading your content so you can tailor future content to your audience? With Backstory you can do just that.
  • Teamwork. For each story being developed and written, a team of 4 creatives work together, each filling a specific role. The author, editor, builder and manager work collaboratively to create success.
  • Managed worlds. Each of our worlds has a dedicated management team, who determine what content should be produced and when. We have solved the anarchy that can arise from shared worlds.

Our bespoke software is perfectly designed for a team of creatives to work collaboratively on a multi-franchise world. Including features such as interactive time-sensitive maps, AI-written explanations of the world's lore (so you don't have to write it yourself), and even a pitching system where team members can suggest ideas for new content and discuss them.

Anything else?

You may or may not know this but your eventual target partners (film studios and game developers) are actually hunting for multi-franchise content right now! Come join us, create content and see it adapted for the big screen.

Succeed at fiction

Ready to explore?

Your next story or adventure is waiting to be created. Sign up now to start building your world and join a community of like-minded creators. The only limit is your imagination.

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of our frequently asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, reach out to us on our Discord server.

    • Can I work with BackStory?

      Yes, you can. Our worlds' management teams are always on the look out for new aspiring creatives.

    • Do I have to pay to join a world's team?

      Absolutely not. In fact, you can earn sales commission on content that you have helped to create!

    • How do I apply to work with BackStory?

      The best way to get started is to join our Discord server and announce yourself.

    • Can I write any story I want?

      Stories published about BackStory worlds are managed by a world's management team. You need to consult with the relevant people before a story starts to be developed and written.

    • What genres are accepted?

      We publish all genres of fiction from romance and crime, through to horror and thrillers.

    • What settings do BackStory worlds have?

      Each BackStory world has its own setting. These can range from low fantasy, to high fantasy, soft sci-fi, hard sci-fi, dystopias and even steampunk and cyberpunk!

    • If I write with BackStory can I be published?

      All stories written for BackStory worlds are automatically published. If you work with us you will be published.

    • Can I earn from my work on BackStory?

      Whether you are a writer, editor or builder you can earn money from your work in the BackStory universe. We operate a granular revenue-sharing system by which, all team members who contribute to the creation, writing, editing and building of a story earn revenue through sales commission.

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