The Florida Review’s 2012 Editors’ Award

The Florida ReviewThe University of Central Florida’s The Florida Review is pleased to announce the guidelines for their 2012 Editors’ Awards in fiction, essay, and poetry.

One First Place winner in each genre will receive publication and $1000; and one finalist in each genre will also receive publication.  Submit a story or essay (up to 30 pages) or up to 5 poems. The entry fee of $15 includes a one-year subscription to The Florida Review.  The deadline is  March 17, 2012.

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And the Week 2 Winner Is…

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the second weekly “Writing Exercise with a Twist” here at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today (the pure prestige alone of which cannot even be measured in monetary terms – really), and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Seven entrants received a total of 28 votes, and claiming nearly 46% of those, the winner is: Contestant #4– Pam Logan.

Thank you to everyone who participated –  excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (trumpet flourish) here’s the winning entry by Pam Logan: Continue reading “And the Week 2 Winner Is…”

Free! Today Only – Rich Meyer’s The Monster Quiz Book

The Monster Quiz BookLove watching giant monsters stomp Tokyo flat? Like seeing the mad scientist put the finishing touches on his unearthly creation that will allow him to rule the world? Amazed that it’s taken this long for the zombies to whittle it down to only two people? Then you’re bound to enjoy The Monster Quiz Book by Rich Meyer!

Today, Friday the 13th, you can get The Monster Quiz Book for Kindle for free at Amazon stores around the world.  Because monsters can show up anywhere, you know.

So head on over to U.S., UK,  (and all other European Amazon sites) and get your free copy of The Monster Quiz Book before the one under your bed beats you to it. [subscribe2]

“Ed’s Casual Friday!” he said.

Holy Hand Grenades, you mean my second “Casual Friday” post is slated for Friday the 13th? Geeze, that seems like the kind of thing I should have cleverly incorporated into a topic…if I had looked at a calendar before I actually wrote the post. So let us pretend I did. In honor of Friday the 13th, my thoughts on something really scary: Dialogue Tags! (cue thunderstorm noises)

DialogueFirst off, I should say that what follows is of course my opinion. I’m not trying to tell anybody else how to write, and yes, our individual literary foibles may indeed be part of what gives each of us our own “style.” However, believe me when I say that there are certain things that are going to look like mistakes to a large number of readers, even if a writer is doing them on purpose. James Joyce made up grammatical and narrative rules as he went along, and some people think he’s a genius for doing so. He’s also rarely read nowadays outside of Lit grad courses. Just saying. Continue reading ““Ed’s Casual Friday!” he said.”