Somehow, I always end up entering The Saturday Evening Post’s annual “Great American Fiction Contest” every other year because I tend to get mixed up and miss the deadline. By the time next year rolls around, I will have two submissions, so I will always be a year ahead and won’t be waiting until the last minute trying to make sure my submission is perfect (as the GAFC one of the select few I enter in which I pay an entry fee).
The following is my “blurb” for next year’s submission, “Her Sidney Summer”.
Karsen Wood drove from the Sunshine State to the Big Sky Country—
to the land that was bigger than her small, childish dreams.
She wasn’t running away, but to something she couldn’t yet see—
to something greater than the life she’d left and richly lived,
and would live again.