FemFlash 2013 – Feminist Writing Competition

Mookychick’s FEMFLASH 2013 competition seeks flash fiction about feminism in all of its aspects. Open to all citizens of earth.

Prizes:  First prize: £50 (or your country’s equivalent); Runner-Up: £25 (or your country’s equivalent), plus publication. Winners will also receive a one-year digital subscription to BUST magazine.

Reading fee: Zip. Nada. It’s free.

Deadline is October 26, 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.

Is Success Just Around the Corner?

Rainbow of successHow close are you to success? Do you see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

We never really know, do we? We don’t know what is around the next corner. Just ask someone like Hugh Howey of Wool series fame. In his interview with IU he mentioned that he attributes a lot of his success to “… dumb luck. Things just take off sometimes.”

How do we know if success is just around the corner for ourselves? We don’t. I’m not a Starbucks Coffee fan, but its founder, Howard Schultz, once said, “I believe that life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all.” Continue reading “Is Success Just Around the Corner?”

Featured Book: Stories of Genesis (Volume 1)

Stories of Genesis (Volume 1)
by Chris James
Available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Smashwords.

A new kind of fan fiction. Five original short stories inspired by characters which feature in songs from the rock band Genesis.

In Mr Magrew’s Incredible Journey, the creature from A Trick Of The Tail recounts his adventure over the Hills of Night, to a strange land where the natives had neither horns nor tails.

The Chat Show Host, inspired by the song Duchess, sees TV interviewer Jason ‘JJ’ Jones about to host the singer Duchess on his show, as she promotes her comeback album. But JJ knows her dark secret, and plans to destroy her comeback so his own career can finally take off.

In One Regret, the narrator from Dreaming While You Sleep reaches the last day of his life, and relives the moment twenty years earlier when he fell asleep at the wheel.

The Final Battle tells the full story of Supper’s Ready, as the guardians of Earth are forced once again to do battle with the Eternal Sanctuary Man. Unknown to the guardians, the Eternal Sanctuary Man has a new and powerful army. The guardians are all but destroyed, and the Eternal Sanctuary Man drags the few survivors to his farms. Only one guardian, Captain Amon, can thwart the Eternal Sanctuary Man’s plans – if he can survive long enough.

In The Agent Lunges, inspired by the song Down And Out, an author receives a phone call from a copyright agent, who gives him a nasty surprise.

New Late Summer Releases

Here are five new indie releases, just in time for Fall.

Blood and Shadows by Dayne Edmondson

A band of noble heroes must stop a nefarious army of assassins from destroying the kingdom of Tar Ebon, thus dooming the world itself.

Blood and Shadows is available through Amazon.com and Amazon UK, and Smashwords.


Calculated by R.S. Novelle

The first book in a psychological thriller series that plunges a journalist into the largest murder cover-up her city has ever witnessed.

Calculated is available through Amazon.com and Amazon UK.


Old Bony Blue Eyes by Lita Burke

Wizard Kadmeion faces a peril-filled journey to Sir Death’s castle to win a powerful spell book for a love-starved dragon.

Old Bony Blue Eyes is available at Amazon.com, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.


Smoke and Mirrors by LB Clark

After moving to LA, PI Jenny Marshall lands a case that will lead her down a path she’d sworn she’d never be fool enough to follow..

Smoke and Mirrors is available at Amazon.com, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.


The Tower by Helen Haught Fanick

Secrets concealed by the tower at Lara Benedict’s family home may reveal clues to a mysterious death – and more.

The Tower is available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.