WriterAdvice Announces Flash Prose Contest

WriterAdvice, an online magazine, wants your flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less for their eighth annual flash prose contest. Finalists receive responses from all judges.

Prizes: First prize, $200; second prize, $100; third prize, $50. Honorable mentions will also be published.

Reading fee: $13 per individual story. You may submit up to three stories.

Deadline is April 18, 2013. 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.

Let’s go to the Hop (Blog Hop, that is)

Guest post
by Gordon Long

Writers never have any friends; it’s a disadvantage of the art. People who sit in garrets for 14 hours a day scratching away on their keyboards don’t have time to develop the social niceties. However, when it comes time to sell your books, it’s nice to have friends. Or pretend you do, anyway.

Enter the blog hop. Continue reading “Let’s go to the Hop (Blog Hop, that is)”

Amazon Acquires Indies Unlimited

Evil Mastermind Stephen Hise today admitted he had closed a deal with Amazon for their purchase of the website he founded, Indies Unlimited.

In a rambling, but brief statement made from the seclusion of his skull-shaped island sanctuary, Hise said to the assembled press: “Greg Bozeman and I have always—what? Bezos? That sounds made up. Are you sure that’s right?”

He then opened a tube of cookie dough and wandered away from the podium. Hise’s spokesperson, K.S. “Kat” Brooks, took over the press conference, indicating Indies Unlimited and Amazon had been in secret negotiations for a while. Evidently, the concern for secrecy was so great that neither party to the negotiations was apprised of them.

Ms. Brooks assured the public, “In spite of the new ownership, nothing will change at Indies Unlimited, other than the name of the site, the people operating it, and its content.”

She then fired several bursts from an Uzi, signalling the end of the press event.

Harper’s Radio Knob Polish

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