Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award

Amazon Breakthrough Novel AwardDo you have an unpublished or self-published novel you know Amazon.com readers will love? Enter your novel in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for a chance to win one of two $15,000 publishing contracts with Penguin USA and distribution of your novel on Amazon.com.

On January 23, submissions are accepted for the First Round: Amazon editors will review a 300-word pitch of each entry. The top 1,000 entries in each category (2,000 total entries) will move on to the second round.  See the web site below for more details.

For more information, go to https://www.createspace.com/abna

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Week #3 W.E. Contest Winner – David Antrobus

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the second weekly “Writing Exercise with a Twist” here at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today (the pure prestige alone of which cannot even be measured in monetary terms – really), and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Unfortunately there were some voting irregularities addressed here. After adjusting accordingly, the seven entrants received a total of 44 votes, and claiming nearly 70% of those, the winner is: Contestant #6– Dave Antrobus.

Thank you to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (trumpet flourish) here’s the winning entry by David Antrobus: Continue reading “Week #3 W.E. Contest Winner – David Antrobus”

Kingston University London’s Short Biography Competition

Kingston University in London is pleased to announce a new competition for short innovative biographical writing designed to lead to publication by Kingston University Press Ltd.

Closing Date: Post-marked by midnight Friday 10 February 2012

Entry Fee: £20 per item

Each entry to be a maximum 35,000 words (judges will favour those under 30,000 words)

You may submit multiple entries, provided the £20 entry fee is paid for each

The author of winning manuscript or manuscripts will be published by Kingston University Press *

For more information, please visit their website.

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Writers of the Unemployed Short Story Contest

Unemployment Office DoorTo celebrate the February 2012 release of author Christopher Profeta’s new novel, “Life in Pieces,” he is sponsoring a contest for short stories dealing with some of the themes addressed in the new book. If you have an idea for a story dealing with unemployment or other economic hardships, it is time to get writing. If your story is already finished, now is your chance.

The deadline is February 3, 2012.  The winner will  receive an autographed copy of Life in Pieces and have his or her story published on Profeta’s blog.

For more information, please visit the contest website.

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