Words with Jam First Page Competition 2012

Words with JamWords with Jam’s annual First Page Competition is now open with an increased first prize – DOUBLE what it was last year. They are looking for the most gripping, “read-on-able” first page of any genre. They state bribes can be sent in cash, but they guarantee they won’t do you much good.

The prizes are: 1st Prize – £500; 2nd Prize – £100; 3rd Prize – £50; and all three winning entries will be published in the August 2012 issue of Words with JAM.

The entry fee is £6 for one entry or £10 for two. The closing date is Friday, 8th June 2012.

For more information, 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.


Oh my god, okay, so there’s this thing, right? Did you hear? There are these people, just ordinary people like you and me except they got lucky because there’s this revolution going on and people are bulldozing the libraries all across America right now and taking apart those Barns’n’No-Bull stores or whatever they’re called, which is, ha, funny, because it’s like that saying about locking the barn door after… anyway, I gotta tell you this, it’s so cool, and you’ll never believe it, but back to these lucky folks, one of them is called Joe Konehead and there’s even this really young chick named Amanda Hawking (I think she’s the little sister of that handicapped spacegeek with the creepy computer voice), and they heard about this new book revolution, only they’re not books, they’re eBooks and, oh my god, LOL, this is so amazing, you gotta keep listening. So they made, like, more money than Jesus at a Casino thanks to these iKindles and MaxiPads and all the other eReaders that all these big companies are now making especially for the eBooks, and you know, here’s the thing, you can now go sell your eBooks on them since it’s so easy, anyone can do it… Continue reading “Entitled”

Getting it Right: Narrow Escapes (part 2 of 3)

Author Carolyn Steele

by Carolyn Steele

You want to put your readers through the wringer. Your character might die, might pull through, we’re all waiting to know. Will they make a rapid recovery? Remain permanently disabled? Return from a near-death experience to write books about life?

Episode 2: Narrow Escapes (if you missed it, part 1 can be found here.) Continue reading “Getting it Right: Narrow Escapes (part 2 of 3)”

Week 12 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: Monica Baguchinsky Lunn

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the 12th weekly Flash Fiction competition at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

A total of 300 votes were cast in the contest this week. The winner (with 43% of those votes) is: Contestant #7 Monica Baguchinsky Lunn .

Congratulations to Monica, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (release confetti) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 12 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: Monica Baguchinsky Lunn”