Sleepytown Press’s New Voice Contest

Sleepytown PressSleepytown Press is having a contest to find an “unpublished” NEW VOICE in Fiction and Children’s Picture Books.

This contest is in honor of their 2nd Anniversary. There will be “two” winners, one each in the category of Fiction and Children’s Picture Book. Fiction Novels may be any genre and Adult or YA.

They will begin accepting Fiction and Children’s Picture Book entries on January 1, 2012. The deadline for entries is February 14th, 2012.

For more information, please visit http://www.sleepytownpress.com/

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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.

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Exercise your Vote on the Writing Exercise!

When I started this blogging thing I was told there would be no math. It turns out that the plug-in I have for conducting polls on the site is insufficient to meet our demand, so the crack engineering team at Indies Unlimited has come up with a workaround. We will use Facebook polling on the Indies Unlimited Facebook page to conduct the voting for best writing exercise entry. You may review the entries HERE.

To make it more interesting though, the crack engineering team at Facebook, showing their customary foresightedness restricted the FB polls to ten entries, and we have more than that. So you will see two polls over there. DO NOT PANIC.

Just go to https://www.facebook.com/IndiesUnlimited and vote for the entry you liked best. Then encourage your friends and fans to vote as well. Voting will close at 5 pm mountain time on Thursday January 5, 2012. The recipient with the most votes wins a feature post and publication at year end.

Readers Digest UK 100 Word Competition

Readers Digest UK’s  100-word story competition was such a hit when they launched it last year that they’ve decided to do it all over again.

How to enter

▪  Send your stories—which should be original, unpublished and exactly 100 words long—to theeditor@readersdigest.co.uk by January 31, 2012.

▪  There are three categories—one for adults, and two schools’ categories: one for children aged 12–18, and one for children under 12.

▪  In the adult category, the entry voted best by our panel of judges will each receive £1,000, and two runners-up will receive £100 in book tokens.

▪  In each of the school categories, the prize for the winner is £500 of high-street vouchers of their choice, and £500 for their school. Mark each entry either “Adults”, “Schools 12–18 category” or “Schools under-12 category”. Winning entries will be published in a future issue.

For more information:  http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/magazine/212-Your-RD/1391-Your-Books.html

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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.

IU Writing Contest – The Undiscovered Country

Photo by K.S. Brooks

The entry period for this contest is now closed. Voting for favorite entry is open from now until 5 pm mountain time on Thursday January 5, 2012. The recipient with the most votes wins a feature post and publication at year end.

The coming new year is like an unexplored alien landscape. We stand now looking at this vision of a new place that promises adventure. This wonderful landscape photo by K.S. Brooks depicts a beautiful but forbidding world.

Is this scene from long ago, from a distant future, from here, from a distant planet? In 250 words or less, tell me a story about the exploration or quest you and/or your party must undertake across this frozen plain.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your voyage into the undiscovered country – both that depicted above and toward the wonders of a new year.

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Photograph by K.S. Brooks, used here with the photographer’s permission. Copying or reproduction of any kind without express consent is prohibited. All rights reserved.

For a more detailed explanation of the contest & its workings, please see the post called Writing Exercises Return with a Twist” from 12/24/11.

By participating in this exercise the contestants agree to the rules of the contest and waive any and all further considerations or permissions otherwise required for any winning entries to be published by Indies Unlimited as an e-book, showcasing all the photos and with the winning expositions credited appropriately and accordingly.

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