Indie Snippets is currently closed to submissions.


Indie Snippets is currently closed to submissions.

Send all submissions using the form at the bottom of this page.

Some Guidelines to help you complete the form:

Post Title: This will be the actual blog post's title for your snippet. The Book Bazaar has several examples of how to draw attention to your work.

Snippet: A 300 word or less flash excerpt from your novel or short story collection. You can include a brief one line intro to set the scene up (will be included in the 300 word limit).

Genre: Choose at least one (max 2) from the following. Additional genres can be added in your tags.

  • ActionAdventure
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Satire
  • Literary
  • Metaphysical
  • MysterySuspense
  • Thriller
  • Paranormal
  • Romance
  • ScienceFiction
  • Fantasy
  • Speculative
  • Short Stories
  • Western
  • YA (except explicit sex/child porn/pedophilia)
  • HistoricalFiction
  • NonFiction

    1. Only send your own work, that you own the copyright for, or work you have received permission by the author to promote.
    2. Send as many snippets as you like.
    3. Your work must be published and available at Amazon.
    4. I don't accept erotica or children's fiction at this time.
    5. Overtly religious or anti-religious snippets most likely won't be accepted.
    6. If I can't use your snippet due to poor quality or a violation of the guidelines, I may let you know. Then again, I may not.
    That's it! Okay now for a couple examples of how you're snippet might look:
    (From An Epitaph for Coyote: A Novel)

    Rosa has just finished chiding Henry over using his sleeve to open bathroom door handles... (the optional one-line setup)

    Henry conceded. “Well, since you put it that way ...”
    “Do you do that with toilet handles too? Eww. Remind me never to take your arm.” She made a face.
    “I don’t use my sleeve for the toilet handle. I use my foot.”
    “Oh my God. No!”
    “So what? I just don’t want to touch toilet handles. What’s ‘oh my God, no!’ about that? It seems like a perfectly reasonable phobia if you ask me.”
    “But that’s not fair to everyone else. You’re tripling the amount of germs they’re exposed to.”
    She stared at him as if he’d just stolen a little girl’s quarter from a gumball machine and used it to play video poker.
    “Everyone uses their foot. So you see, there’s no harm done.”
    She shook her head. “But I don’t use my foot.”
    “Well then, you’d better get with the program.”
    Something told him this date wasn’t going well.
    She frowned, stirring the ice cubes in her tea. “There’s no program, Henry. You’re just gross.”

    You don't need to include a one-line setup, and you don't need to max your three hundred word limit. Here's another, shorter, example:

    Her name was Radka, and she looked like it.


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