IU Writing Contest – Timestream

photo by K.S. Brooks

You have recovered a buried memory. The scene to the right is the now and suddenly familiar image that springs to the forefront of your mind. What happened there? Was it a suppressed memory of unimaginable horror? Was it the scene of your first romance long ago? Try to remember what happened there…

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

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Photograph by K.S. Brooks, used here with the photographer’s permission. Copying or reproduction of any kind without express consent is prohibited. All rights reserved.

For a more detailed explanation of the contest & its workings, please see the post called “Writing Exercises Return with a Twist” from 12/24/11.

By participating in this exercise the contestants agree to the rules of the contest and waive any and all further considerations or permissions otherwise required for any winning entries to be published by Indies Unlimited as an e-book, showcasing all the photos and with the winning expositions credited appropriately and accordingly.[subscribe2]

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 http://prismmagazine.ca/contests/

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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:

Continue reading “And the Winner Is…”