Which “Straight or Left” 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 – there were a lot of great entries this week – and their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have whittled down the entries to a select few, and now it’s your turn: time for the public to have the final say. 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 we’ve even labeled the finalists to make them easier to spot. 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 "Straight or Left" story gets your vote this week?

  • M. P. Witwer (40%, 22 Votes)
  • Michele (25%, 14 Votes)
  • B. P. Crouse (15%, 8 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (7%, 4 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Aidan Redhouse (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Marilyn Vix (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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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.

Periscope – “Televise” Your Next Author Event

periscope logoAbout a month ago, Meerkat made a splash at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX. What’s Meerkat, and what does this have to do with authors? Well, it’s a platform to stream live video and audio from your smartphone. The company threw the app together in a couple of months and launched the next big deal. Or did they? You see, this app broadcasts via Twitter. Guess what? On March 26th, Twitter announced the launch of Periscope, a live stream video and audio app.

What can we authors do with an app like this? Continue reading “Periscope – “Televise” Your Next Author Event”

April Facebook Fest!

LikeUsOnFacebook_IconThis past Monday, our Shawn Inmon had some great tips for getting your author Facebook page some exposure. Of course, his advice will work for anyone with an FB page, not just authors. Go have a read of his article, then come back here and get your Facebook page some love!

This is how it works: If you are a person with a Facebook page you’re welcome to join in. This is not limited to being an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian, (but if you’re a book-lover – that’s awesome!), etc., in the comments below, paste in the link for your Facebook Page. Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up. (“Likes” from other PAGES do not count. Only “likes” from personal accounts register.)

Please make sure to come back and check the like-fest over the next couple of days to make sure you’ve gotten everyone. Because people reply to each comment with “liked you!,” we’ve had to turn off comment notifications because we were generating more emails than the SPAM guidelines allow. Thank you.

[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]

This should be fun and should generate a lot of likes, follows, etc. for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started!

To those with concerns about the ethical implications of “liking” the page of a book you have not read, we regard  likes as more analogous to a “high five” than a rating or review. We do not support the idea of rating or reviewing a book you have never read.

PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.