Which “Forever Hold You Peace” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! The judges have made their choices – their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have spoken, and now it’s your turn. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below for this week’s Flash Fiction champion.

Remember, the winning entries will all be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Which "Forever Hold Your Peace" entry should win honors this week?

  • Sara Stark (26%, 16 Votes)
  • AV Carden (23%, 14 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (15%, 9 Votes)
  • Jacqueline Hopkins (11%, 7 Votes)
  • B. P. Crouse (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (8%, 5 Votes)
  • D L Brown (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Timothy Wan (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Andrew Lewis (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Travis Keys (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Nathan Rokus (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

The Added Value of Editing

Editor Heather EbbsGuest Post
by Heather Ebbs

Have you ever looked in a mirror a few hours after arriving at a social gathering and discovered a blob of barbeque sauce on your chin, a shirt turned inside out or an unclean nose? Your degree of horror equals the intimacy of the blemish (the nose being worse than the sauce) times the number of people who have seen it. “Why,” you wonder, “didn’t someone tell me about it before the whole world saw?”

Your editor would have told you.

Indie authors can be reluctant to spend money on the services of an editor, despite the tremendous amount of time and energy you have already expended on your book. Your book and the ideas behind it deserve to be presented at their best. Continue reading “The Added Value of Editing”

LinkedIn Connection Fest

Don’t know how to find your URL? It’s easy. Click profile and see the screen shot above.

Just last week, our Lynne Cantwell wrote about how many of us aren’t really finding a use for LinkedIn anymore. Maybe if we made some new connections, we could show each other a thing or two. So come on down and join in the LinkedIn like-fest!

This is how it works: If you are an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian (or especially a book-lover), etc., in the comments below, paste in the link for your LinkedIn profile. Make sure you show some love to the profiles in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up. to get your ID, merely go to your profile and copy the link next to the BIG pink arrow in the picture above (i.e. – http://www.linkedin.com/in/authorksbrooks).

Click on the person’s link in the comments section below, and you will go to their profile. (Remember, if you right click on the link and open it into a new tab, that will eliminate the need to click back over and over.) Then click CONNECT. (See photo below.)

Connect with people on LinkedInThis should be fun and should generate a lot of exposure for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started!