Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open

Glimmer Train is accepting submissions for their quarterly Fiction Open. Open to all writers and all themes; entries must not have been previously published in print. Maximum length is 20000 words.

Prizes: First place, $2500, publication, and copies. Second place, $1000. Third place, $600.00.

Reading fee: $19 per submission. No more than three submissions.

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

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Melissa Bowersock Joins Indies Unlimited Staff!

We are pleased to announce that author Melissa Bowersock will be joining the staff of Indies Unlimited as a contributor.

Melissa is the award-winning author of nine novels and one non-fiction title. She lives in a small desert community in southern Arizona. Learn more about Melissa from her Amazon author page and her blog.

We are sure you will find Melissa’s experience and expertise an asset and her humor a salve to your soul. Please join us in extending a warm Indies Unlimited welcome to A.C.

Featured Book: The Dream Jumper’s Promise

The Dream Jumper’s Promise
by Kim Hornsby
Available from Amazon.

Ten months after the presumed death of a missing surfer, Maui SCUBA shop owner, Tina Greene, still can’t accept her husband Hank’s death. Without a body, her undying hope for his survival lives on.
Jamey Dunn, an old boyfriend, arrives on Maui from his tour of duty in Afghanistan where he’s a dream jumper for the military. Tina’s inconvenient feelings for him resurface and, even though he dives on her boat daily, she tries to avoid the man who betrayed her years before. Nightly dreams of diving with Hank haunt her and the edge between dreams and reality blur. Sensing danger, Jamey stays close to the woman he’s always loved but Tina turns to Hank’s best friend, Noble for comfort. Thinking he can help, Jamey offers to visit her dreams. Tina is distrustful and hesitant to let him into her subconscious mind, but relents. As the threesome come closer to solving the mystery of Hank’s disappearance, danger sets in to reveal that one person is flirting with insanity, one is a traitor, and one is an imposter.

Sneak Peek: How Not to Murder Your Grumpy

Today we have a sneak peek from the new novel by award-winning author Carol E. Wyer: How Not to Murder Your Grumpy.

Do you live with a grumpy old man? Does he chunter about pot holes, the failing economy and the weather all day, then zap through all the television channels at night, never pausing long enough to watch anything? Is your chap wrestling with the idea of retirement?

Save your sanity and probably your Grumpy’s life

Transform your grump into a more content human being. No magic, no tricks, just 700 suggestions and amusing ways to cajole your GOM into a new activity or, indeed, to keep you chuckling.

Remember: a Grumpy is for life, not just for Christmas.

How Not to Murder Your Grumpy is available through  and Amazon UK.

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