Sports Fiction and Essay Contest

lion-mobileNow in its third year, this contest, sponsored by Winning Writers, seeks the best in original sports-themed fiction and essays. Published or unpublished welcome. Up to 6000 words.

Entry Fee: $16 per story

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Prizes: FICTION: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each. ESSAYS: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each.

Visit the website for more information.

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Video Trailer: Battle for the Afterlife

Battle-for-the-Afterlife-Sagaga-Blue-Courage_Book-CoverWhen Reese, a Navy SEAL, dies and arrives in an Afterlife radically different from any version ever imagined, he’s confronted by a looming war between good and evil where fearsome elite warriors—with supernatural abilities—are desperately trying to enslave all the souls in the Universe.

After a failed rescue attempt of his friend’s daughter in the jungles of Mexico, Reese must unlock the mysterious circumstances of his unusual arrival in the Afterlife, and do everything he can to stop the forces of evil.

Battle for the Afterlife, the fantasy by CJ Davis, is available at and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on March 29, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

RJ Crayton: Excited to Join IU

rj crayton libraryHello. I’m so glad to be joining the IU team.

I first stumbled upon IU early last year when I decided to self publish my novel. I came from a career as a journalist, so the idea of publishing words–or even seeing my name in print– was not foreign. However, publishing a novel is different from writing for a daily, and not necessarily intuitive. In my quest for some practical answers, I found Indies Unlimited.

There were wonderful posts about simple things that I had no idea were important, like creating an Author Central page and linking all your books to it. I especially loved finding out about different sites like LibraryThing, and learning how to make a video trailer. There’s always a wealth of information. Continue reading “RJ Crayton: Excited to Join IU”