William Richey Short Fiction Contest

The deadline has been extended for entries for the William Richey Short Fiction Contest. The judges are seeking unpublished short fiction under 10,000 words.

Prizes:  First place, $500 plus publication in Yemassee.

Reading fee: $10.00 per entry

Deadline is December 15, 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.

Seven Things to Avoid When Self-Publishing

So This is Christmas, new novel by Jim DevittHere at Indies Unlimited, we share with you things that you should do to help you be more successful in your craft and business. Having just published my Christmas novel, So This is Christmas, I’d like to write about some of the things you shouldn’t do when publishing your book.

  1. If you are publishing a Christmas book, don’t think that picking it up in August to revise and edit is enough time. Aaaaaaagh. I wrote the book last year with the thinking that I could put it out for December 2012. Hah! I shelved it and brought it back out for revisions and editing in August. All of the sudden—it was Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Seven Things to Avoid When Self-Publishing”

Cyber-Monday Featured Book: Blessed are the Wholly Broken

Blessed are the Wholly Broken
by Melinda Clayton
Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

In her latest novel, Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, the award-winning author of Appalachian Justice weaves a harrowing tale of a family in the midst of self-destruction.

After the heartbreak of losing their newborn son to a previously undiagnosed genetic condition, Phillip and Anna Lewinsky managed to patch their lives back together and move forward, filling the emptiness with friends, work, and travel.

When Anna unexpectedly finds herself pregnant again at the age of forty-three, Phillip is thrilled to have a second chance at fatherhood in spite of Anna’s objections.

But as desires clash, misunderstandings abound, and decisions are irrevocably made, the foundation of their marriage begins to crumble until only tragedy remains.

In a story ripped straight from the headlines, Blessed Are the Wholly Broken explores the boundaries of unresolved grief, postpartum depression, family loyalty, and friendship.

Gearing Up for the Holidays, Indies Unlimited Style

Happy Cyber-Monday, holiday shoppers. Once again, it is that special time of year when we show others how much we care by buying them useful items like Snuggies for their Chia Pets, or possibly something even more stupid.

Yeah. Sometimes things that seem like a good idea at the time don’t really work out all that well. Why take chances? Be a holiday hero. Make Indies Unlimited your one-stop shopping destination. Give the gifts you know they’ll love: Indies Unlimited gear! Continue reading “Gearing Up for the Holidays, Indies Unlimited Style”