The Saturday Evening Post Announces Winner of First-Ever Great American Fiction Contest
The winning story was chosen by The Saturday Evening Post editorial staff and the magazine’s fiction advisory board, which includes Michael Knight, Elizabeth McKenzie, Sally Shivnan and Gary Svee.
In addition to Bledsoe, six runners-up were selected [alphabetical order]:
• P.J. Devlin, Fairfax, Va.—“The Decline and Fall”
• Stephen G. Eoannou, Buffalo, N.Y.—“The Wolf Boy of Forest Lawn”
• Andrew Hamilton, Lookout Mtn, Tenn.—“Surface Tension”
• Cynthia J. McGean, Portland, Ore.—“The Battle of the Pewhasset Pie Palace”
• Marvin Pletzke, Malden on Hudson, N.Y.—“Corner Room at the Y”
• Caroline Zarlengo Sposto, Memphis, Tenn.—“The Conch Shell”
All of the recognized stories will be compiled in a collector’s edition paperback, Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2013, offered for a limited time at $12.95 plus S&H. Order from www.shopthepost.com or call 800-558-2376.
Bledsoe and the runners-up will be honored at a cocktail reception co-hosted by The Saturday Evening Post and Publishing Executive at Michael’s New York on Tuesday, Jan. 8. For media credentials please contact Shawna Seldon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917 971 7852.
Entries for the 2014 Great American Fiction Contest are now being accepted. For more information please visit, saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest.
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