New Year – New Resolutions!

Reviewer Cathy Speight

Hello everyone!  Wow, it’s 2012.  A very Happy New Year to you all!

Right – all the introductions have already been done and dusted, so I won’t bore you all again with who I am and why I’m here (despite the fact that I do keep pinching myself and asking how on earth I managed to find myself in the company of such extraordinary talent!).

So, tell me, what are your New Year resolutions?  Yes, I know you’ve made some – we all do – and the month of January usually goes swimmingly well – it’s February when the determination starts to wane and you wonder what on earth possessed you when you resolved to get up at 6 in the morning and run 10 miles in the hope of shifting those naughty little love handles that seemed to appear after Christmas day, convinced you only had one portion of Christmas pudding – or was it three? Continue reading “New Year – New Resolutions!”

Prism International’s Short Fiction Contest

University of British ColumbiaThe University of British Columbia is hosting a SHORT FICTION CONTEST in Prism International as part of their Creative Writing Program.  The deadline to enter is  January 27, 2012.

A $2000 grand prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished story (maximum 25 double-spaced pages) and the winner receives publication payment in the Fiction Contest Issue! Two runner-up prizes of $200 dollars are also conferred. Works of translation are eligible.

The entry fee is $28 for one story ($30 if submitting online), and $7 for each additional story. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to PRISM.

For more information, visit

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IndiesUnlimited 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.


And the Winner Is…

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the first weekly “Writing Exercise with a Twist” here at Indies Unlimited.  The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today (a prize so valuable, it cannot even be calculated in terms of dollars and cents – really), and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.  Seventeen entrants received a total of 75 votes, and with nearly 25% of those, the winner is:  Contestant #16 –  Sally Whitney, for her entry, An Inconvenient Journey.

Thank you to everyone who participated – what a great number of excellent entries!  Now, without further ado, (drum-roll) here’s the winning entry by Sally Whitney:

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Indies Unlimited Press Release

We here at Indies Unlimited are beginning a national and regional media blitz.  It is all part of Evil Mastermind Hise’s plan for world domination.  You may see the following press release floating around the internetosphere.  Then again, you may not.  Either way, you heard it here first.  Or, I guess, you read it here first.  Our fearless leader Mr. Hise would have posted this message himself, but he was too busy gleefully rubbing his hands together whilst emitting an evil laugh.   Oops, now he’s choking.  I need to get him a glass of water.


New Web Site Will Be A Resource for Indie Authors and Readers

Phoenix, AZ – 05 Jan 2012 – Indie Author Stephen Hise has launched a new website called Indies Unlimited.  The goal of the site is to celebrate, educate, and promote independent authors. Content includes interviews, articles, links, video book trailers, contests, reviews, industry news, tutorials and recommendations.

“We are at the beginning of a technological revolution in how books are written, published, marketed, purchased, and read,” Hise explains. “I started Indies Unlimited to showcase the amazing amount of talent in the indie author community. I hope to connect authors with each other and with readers as well.” Continue reading “Indies Unlimited Press Release”