I just sent off my application to Clarion West(http://www.clarionwest.org/). This is a huge deal for me. I sent off chapter 1, which is probably the strongest all by itself. I included a 3 page synopsis and THAT was a trial and a half. Special thanks to Maryellen Brady (http://starlightblogger.wordpress.com/) for proofreading stuff today. If there are still typos, I can't see them.
Wish me good luck!