The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Diana Woods

Authors of creative nonfiction are invited to submit previously unpublished essays of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. All submissions will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket.

Prizes: $250 and publication in the next issue of Lunch Ticket.

Reading fee: None.

Deadline: Reading period for next issue ends August 31, 2017. 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.

eBook Bargains for Your Reading Pleasure

ereading an awesome ebook deal book-2135769_960_720Here you go – a bunch of hot new free and bargain eBooks to read, just for you! You’re going to need these while your sitting at the beach, or on vacation, or just hanging at home. You can fill up that Kindle now with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “eBook Bargains for Your Reading Pleasure”

Which “Shadows” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Shadows" flash fiction story deserves your vote this week?

  • D. Doug Mains (29%, 14 Votes)
  • Diane Selby (21%, 10 Votes)
  • Dusty May Jane (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Theodore Jerome Cohen (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (4%, 2 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Annette Rey (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Joshua Taylor (2%, 1 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Book Promotion Site Spotlight: BookDoggy

bookdoggyToday we have a special treat – my first ever interview! Since the interviewee is a dog, like me, our admin thought it would be a good idea to call me in for this one – you know, so I could see eye-to-eye, so to speak, with the subject. In case you don’t know who I am, I’m Mr. Pish, the IU mascot, and author of a bunch of books – more than I can count on my paws, anyway. And today I am excited to interview the lovely black Lab – BookDoggy – about her new book promotion site.

Hi there, BookDoggy. Welcome to Indies Unlimited. I guess I need to start by asking: how did a nice dog like you get involved in promoting eBooks?

I didn’t think authors were getting their money’s worth from most promotion sites and I thought I could do a better job. Continue reading “Book Promotion Site Spotlight: BookDoggy”