Good Housekeeping’s “Silver Linings” Story Contest

good housekeeping logoGood Housekeeping is looking for stories for their Silver Linings Writing Contest. The entry must be a non-fiction story about a time in your life when something good came from a seemingly bad situation, must be between 1,500 and 2,500 words in length, and not previously published or a finalist for any other writing prize or award.

Deadline: Midnight September 1, 2015

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: One winner will receive a check in the amount of $2,000, and may have his/her story published in a future issue of Good Housekeeping and runners-up may be offered publication on

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If I Was Starting Over as an Indie Publisher

indie author starting overI’ve been publishing for just under three years now, so although not a grizzled veteran of the publishing wars, I’m not a noob, either. Like most of us, I hang out in a lot of the places writers gather: internet message boards, Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, Google+ groups, etc. It seems inevitable, when I meet someone who is new to self-publishing, that I get some version of this speech: “You were lucky. You got in while “free” was still a goldmine/when reviews were easier to get/when the competition wasn’t so tough.”

I don’t feel defensive when I hear that, because, maybe they’re right. Maybe, if I was launching my first book into today’s climate, I would struggle mightily to get any traction at all. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered — what would I do if I was starting completely over? Continue reading “If I Was Starting Over as an Indie Publisher”