Glimmer Train: Family Matters

Glimmer Train Press, publishers of Glimmer Train magazine, wants story submissions on the theme of family (whatever that means to you) for their twice-yearly Family Matters issue. Maximum length: 12,000 words.

Prizes: First prize, $1500 and publication; second prize, $500 ($700 if accepted for publication) ; third prize, $300 ($700 if accepted for publication).

Reading fee: $15 per story. You may submit up to three stories.

Deadline is April 30, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.

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.

Tools of the Trade

Guest post
by Dick Waters

This is something I found very handy, and some writers might not know about it.

I write my novels in my office, which is mostly during the daytime. With many other distractions, it may have been days since I last wrote manuscript content. So, I have to refer to my spreadsheet outline to get an overview of what I wrote the last time. Inevitably, that is not enough and I have to read the last few chapters to get a better sense of chapter content etc. Continue reading “Tools of the Trade”

Featured Author: Denise Culley

Denise Culley: Love Educator, Coach and Author

Denise Culley is the author of SoulMate Map and Dating Isn’t Scary When You Know These Secrets. She is the founder of, a relationship site dedicated to educating women about love. Her mission is to empower women to see their own worth, raise their standards for how to be loved, and teach them how to “Pick” better partners.

Denise has years of experience as a love educator and coach. She and her husband Emmett started Relationships 123, the parent company to SoulMate Plan. Leading “Inspired Relationships” programs, she helped many couples achieve the relationships of their dreams, reconciling marriages on the verge of divorce and helping other couples take their marriage to new levels of happiness.

“Ten years ago, I had a history of dating disappointments and disasters,” Culley said. “Once my eyes were opened, I felt compelled to share these insights with my friends. After they were marveled by these new insights and success with men and relationships, they were compelled to share with their friends.”

“Suddenly I was hosting courses in my home,” Culley said. “This grew very quickly to being invited to lead workshops in six cities across the country using our special approach to teaching.”

“I help women discover old, ‘bankrupt’ patterns and replace them with new ones that bring immediate change. I believe women’s enlightened understanding about men and their role as a partner is the key to significantly reduce the divorce rate and unhappy unions.” Continue reading “Featured Author: Denise Culley”

Pablo Said So

Pablo Picasso said it well. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

We have had a number of posts, and an almost equal number of opinions, on the rules of writing and whether we need to follow them. I am of the firm opinion that is essential, initially, to know what the rules are. Then we can break them with awareness and can explain why, at least to ourselves. Occasionally we may wish to explain to others as well, but that could be fodder for another whole post. Continue reading “Pablo Said So”