Call for Entries: The 35th Nimrod Literary Awards

The Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry seeks previously unpublished fiction and poetry entries for the 35th Nimrod Literary Awards, which include The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

Prizes: First prize, $2000 and publication; second prize, $1000 and publication.

Reading fee: $20.00 per story.

Deadline is April 30, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

All Through The Night (The myth of the overnight success)

Guest post
by Jo at Inknbeans Press

There has been much alarm, many blogs, news items, blustering and tears recently about bigger fish in the publishing pool, and how the pond has been tainted by sock puppet reviewers, gaming sales, defining ranks, Amazon’s latest shenanigans, and flash mob vote ups (or downs.) Here’s the truth: Amazon has nothing to do with it. An author’s auntie getting her entire bingo club on a bully run to vote down negative reviews has nothing to do with it. Big six publishers arranging thousands of pre-order and release day sales to make a new title’s ranking soar has nothing to do with it. What matters, in the long run, is the quality of the story. Continue reading “All Through The Night (The myth of the overnight success)”

Sneak Peek: The Second Daughter

Today we have a sneak peek from the women’s fiction book by J. Jeffrey: The Second Daughter.

It had started out well. Umbrellas tangled. A storybook romance followed. A wonderful wedding. A beautiful, sweet first daughter. They were complete, a family, happy. And then they went and had another daughter.

Everyone blames poor Debra as the family slowly, then quickly, then explosively disintegrates. But fortunately Debra Gale has unyielding determination. Fortunately she has an irrepressible capacity to love.

And maybe, just maybe, she also has a chance.

The Second Daughter is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble.

Here is an excerpt from The Second Daughter

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Harken back to the days of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. It was a fascinating nature show that was really just a vehicle for imprinting the brand of an insurance company on the American psyche. Of course, there were the commercials, but the name of the insurance company was actually a part of the title of the show.

It was even cleverly woven into the show itself. Who can ever forget narrator Marlin Perkins commenting as Jim Fowler wrestled with a giant anaconda, “Jim’s probably wondering if he’s got enough life insurance. Mutual of Omaha can help answer all your questions…”

Indies Unlimited has decided to follow in the footsteps of this great show with our own, entitled, Wild Wilderness Outdoors. It’s in early development, but here is a clip from the auditions for narrator for the program. We’ll probably keep looking. Probably.