Underground Voices Short Story Competition

Underground Voices is sponsoring a short story competition. Partial proceeds will go to Reading is Fundamental, a nonprofit program to get books and literacy resources to children in need. Submit two stories maximum, no more than twenty-five pages each.


First place: $700.00 and publication in the 2013 Underground Voices print anthology.

Second place: $300.00 and publication in the 2013 Underground Voices print anthology.

Third place: $100.00 and publication in the 2013 Underground Voices print anthology.

Entry Fee: $15 per entry

Deadline: September 21, 2013

For more information, visit their website.

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The New Graph Search on Facebook

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You might have noticed a new search function on Facebook in the past few weeks. We tipped you off to this new Graph Search feature back in January and now it’s available to the masses.

Facebook’s success is what made this change necessary. Since the beginning of Facebook, everything has been about friends. People have so many friends that nothing makes sense unless you live on the site. That’s what they are attempting to fix with Graph Search. Continue reading “The New Graph Search on Facebook”

Featured Book: The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club
by Duncan Whitehead
Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

In the small southern city that gave birth to Flannery O’Connor, four southern belles whose delicate sensibilities have been terribly aggrieved, plot their revenge. Only, these “belles” have been “wrung” before, so a simple slap on the wrist and a “bless her heart” won’t do. These “belles” want blood.

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club – a satirical mystery novel, with elements of dark comedy, set in Savannah, Georgia has been hailed as “deliciously provocative”, “a gripping page turner” and “larger than life” by reviewers, media and readers alike. A modern comedy of manners, murder, and small town living with larger than life characters and a plot full of twists and surprises that keeps the reader guessing as to not only who the killer is that lurks in the tree lined neighborhood, but who is the intended victim

Leaning on O’Connor’s implacable sense of irony in this modern comedy of manners and murder the The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club has been hailed as a unique mystery. As twists and turns lead the reader to a conclusion that they will not see coming and a sucker punch ending that will leave readers breathless, the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club’s top priority remains the need to chastise the culprit who refuses to ‘scoop’ after his dog walking sessions in their treasured park.

You would be barking mad not give these “belles,” and their story, a ring.

PSA # 32: Cybertoxicity Check

Have you been spending too much time on social media?

The real world can be disorienting and a little disappointing in comparison to the digital experience. Real people dislike it when you try to find and click their like buttons.

Too many hours online can result in cybertoxicity. Untreated, this disorder can leave victims detached from reality. Here is a checklist of seven questions to help determine whether you are at risk:

Continue reading “PSA # 32: Cybertoxicity Check”