Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers

Glimmer Train is accepting submissions for their quarterly Short Story Award for New Writers. Open only to writers who have not been published in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000.

Prizes: First place, $1500 and publication. Second place, $500. Third place, $300.00.

Reading fee: $15 per submission. No more than three submissions.

Deadline is August 31, 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.

Social Media Spec Sheets – Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Keeping your social media profiles updated and in order can be a real pain. We’ve all done it—you decide that you want to change your banner on your Facebook Page and three hours later you have it just right! What a waste of time.

Most of us are managing multiple social media sites for our writing business. Each of the social media sites has its own way of doing things and it can take a while to gather the info to properly format your pictures. Continue reading “Social Media Spec Sheets – Facebook, Twitter and Google+”

Featured Author: Nicholas L. Vulich

Nicholas Vulich is an armchair historian. He has been a voracious reader most of his life, devouring just about any work with a historical bent.

His favorite reads are turn of the century magazines – Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s New Monthly, Munsey’s, The World’s Work, and Technical World. The news reported in them may not always be accurate, but they add a great flavor to what you know about the period, and they have some of the best historical pictures and illustrations that you will ever find.

If he could only give one reason why he writes history, it would be that “life is stranger than fiction. You just can’t make this stuff up.”

Online Nicholas is best known as history-bytes where he’s been selling historical memorabilia on eBay and Amazon for the past fourteen years.

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Hot Summer Releases

Grab your beach chair, your sunscreen, your eReader, and at least one of these hot new summer releases!

Stone’s Ghost  by Melissa Bowersock

A modern ghost story about love, loss and friendship, mistakes, consequences and redemption.

Stone’s Ghost  is available through and Amazon UK.


Stories of Genesis by Chris James

A new kind of fan fiction. Five original short stories inspired by characters which feature in songs from the rock band Genesis.

Stories of Genesis is available through, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.


Aftermath by Erin McGowan

Carly McGrath needs to find a way to face the consequences of the past she can’t seem to leave behind.

Aftermath is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.


First Chapters by 22 Different Authors

Tired of tiny previews cluttered with front matter? First Chapters: 22 Chapters from 22 Books by 22 Authors. That’s less than 5¢ per author!

First Chapters is available at and Amazon UK.


Unseen by Melissa Pearl

The 2nd book in The Elements Trilogy; dark forces have learned of the seekers journey & will do anything to stop the light from being found.

Unseen is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.