Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers

Glimmer Train is accepting submissions for their last quarterly Short Story Award for New Writers of 2013. 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 November 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.

Amazon’s New Kindle Countdown Deals Promotion

Kindle Countdown DealsAmazon announced a new promotion tool this past week, the Kindle Countdown Deals. Authors enrolled in KDP Select may be able to take advantage of this new program. It boils down to a time-driven discount promotion. Here are the basics of the new Kindle Countdown Deals. Continue reading “Amazon’s New Kindle Countdown Deals Promotion”

Featured Book: 1001 Comic Book Trivia Questions

Rich Meyer's 1001 Comic Book Trivia QuestionsIf you name a comic book character from the last 80 years, you’ll probably find a question about ’em in this e-book quiz book. Superman, the Pink Panther, Donald Duck, Thor, Green Lantern, you name ’em! There are 1,001 questions about every genre of comics – superhero, funny animal, teen, horror, war, humor. There are questions that nearly everyone can answer, and questions that nearly everyone will get wrong!

No matter where in the spectrum you are as a fan, you’re bound to come away with some new fact you didn’t know each time you open up the first volume of the Kindle Quiz book!

Please note that this book is the same book as the original edition. This one, however, is free of any DRM (Digital Rights Management) coding.

This title is available from Amazon.

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