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Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge

Let start writing!

Creative Writing Contests

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Each Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology published by Indies Unlimited.


Ongoing, weekly contest: Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited hosts a Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt provided. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Use the comment section on the prompt’s page to submit your entry. Entries for that week’s prompt are accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for…

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Minutes from Writer’s Guild March meeting

Minutes from Writer’s Guild March meeting

March 10, 2015 – 6 pm- Arts Center

Attendees: Phillip Carango, Lee Wyndham, Roy Richardson, Charlotte Ehney, Amaryllis Turman, Connie Edwards, Fred Bassett

Member news

Congrats to Fred! Two of his poems were chosen for inclusion in POEM Literary Magazine. Only the best poems from thousands of national and international submissions are selected for publication in POEM. Published and distributed by HLA twice each year to members and major libraries, this literary journal is recognized as one of the finest poetry magazines in the United States. To have a chance to be included in future publications, check out the submission guidelines  here

Connie Edwards was the main feature at the McKissick Club. She was well received and looks forward to reading more of her poems to this group in the future.

Well done Fred and Connie!

Other news

Fred is working on the second edition of his book The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror.

Lee introduced a form of poetry to the group that was new to her. It is called terzanelle. This a 19-line Italian form poem. For more information about this form of poetry and to see examples, check out

The group would like to plan an event in April for National Poetry Month. If you have twitter, you can follow other poetry events happening nationwide @POETSorg.

The group discussed publishing an anthology of local writers using Createspace. If you have any suggestions as to what the guidelines should be, send them to amaryllisturman [at] gmail [dot] com.