Dana Fitz Gale was the first place winner in The Saturday Evening Post 2022 Great American Fiction Contest. The author — who received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana in 2013 — lives on a small farm near Missoula, Montana, with her husband, two teenage sons, and assorted dogs, cats, and horses. Fitz Gale’s debut collection of short stories, Spells for Victory and Courage, won the 2015 Brighthorse Prize in Short Fiction and was a finalist for both the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Ohio State book prize. Her award-winning fiction has been published widely in literary magazines, including The Georgia Review, Hudson Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others.

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