The Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Competition 2014

Now in its second year, the Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Competition is open for stories from 250-1,000 words.

Prizes: First prize, £200 plus publication in an upcoming Fiction Desk Anthology; Runner-up (4), £50 plus publication.

Entry fee: £3 for one story/ £7.50 to submit three stories together.

Deadline is January 31, 2014. 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.

Self Publishing the Talk of Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt, Germany, Frankfurt Book FairThe Frankfurt Book Fair wrapped up last week, touted as the biggest marketplace in publishing. Well, 300,000 attendees must not be wrong! Perhaps the biggest surprise of the conference was the greater role of self-publishing among the traditional publishing giants.

In fact, an editor from Publishers Weekly proclaimed, “The self publishing discussion is the only conversation we need to be having today.”

Here are some of the important discussion points that culminated with a two-hour panel conversation on self-publishing. Continue reading “Self Publishing the Talk of Frankfurt Book Fair”

Goodreads Giveaway – Sliding Past Vertical

As part of the release of Sliding Past Vertical, Laurie Boris’ new novel, Goodreads is hosting a giveaway of five signed paperback copies.

In this literary romance, Sarah Cohen is a walking disaster. She means well, but the ex-diver’s hasty decisions wreak havoc on her life in Boston. Good thing Emerson is a phone call away in Syracuse, with a metaphorical mop to clean up the mess. Their long-distance friendship can be excruciating for him, though. Years after they shared a brief college romance, he’s still in love with her. When everything goes wrong, Sarah takes another plunge: back to the scene of her last mistake, to start fresh. Unfortunately for Emerson, the move puts her too close for comfort. Her attempts to straighten her life’s trajectory are sometimes amusing and sometimes catastrophic. With Sarah around, is anyone safe?

Head over to Goodreads to enter. The giveaway is valid for US and Canada only and ends on October 25.

Fabulous Fall Releases

There’s nothing that says Fall more than hot apple cider and a good book. And maybe a Snuggie. Or not. In any case, check out these five new releases…

The Rockets’ Red Glare by John Darrin & Michael Gresalfi

al Qaeda has dirty bombs. Lots of them. WAR has soldiers. Lots of them. When they get together, there’ll be trouble. Lots of it.

The Rockets’ Red Glare is available through and Amazon UK.


Sliding Past Vertical by Laurie Boris

An ex-diver attempts to correct the awkward trajectory of her twenties by returning to the scene of her last mistake, which puts her too close to her old college love for his comfort.

Sliding Past Vertical is available through and Amazon UK.


Before the Chase by Dara Fogel

Magic, mystery and strange technology beckon from beyond the limits of history and belief.

Before the Chase is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.


Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne by Jerold Last

Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne is an anthology of short stories featuring characters from the popular South American mystery series.

Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne is available at and Amazon UK.


Before by Melissa Pearl

Before, a novella prequel to award-winning novel, Betwixt, tells the journey of Dale Finnigan’s bad boy years.

Before is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.