If making that postmark deadline is not going to happen, or if you are reading this on July 2nd, 3rd or 28th, you might instead enjoy music from The Postmarks on their web site. And perhaps some of that music will inspire you, and then you could prepare yourself for:
A more leisurely deadline of September 8th. That’s the deadline for the Doug Fir Fiction Award, sponsored by Bear Deluxe magazine. This competition is judged by Jon Raymond. This is also a postmark deadline.