April 19th, 2007

standing outside a broken phone booth

The LJ Non-Fiction Writing Contest Community Vote!

So, we've read all the fantastic submissions, we've wept blood and beaten our chests trying to make selections from the pool of submissions everyone sent -- seriously, some great work there -- and we have chosen our Grand Prize winner.

But we're not going to tell you yet.

No, we're not just being cruel; we need to get your opinions first. We've also chosen ten semi-finalists, and from those ten, you guys are going to pick the Community Grand Prize winner.

We won't attach a LJ username to these submissions for now, but once we've announced our winners, we'll come back and give everyone public props. And remember, if you entered and you don't see your submission here -- well, we've still got our Grand Prize winner to announce.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. We had a heck of a lot of fun reading the diverse voices from our community. And congratulations to everyone!

Without further ado, the finalists (in, as they say, no particular order) can be found in these two entries:

Community Grand Prize Finalists, 1/2
Community Grand Prize Finalists, 2/2

And a poll for you to make your selection:

EDIT: Voting is CLOSED as of 11:59 PM PDT, Monday, April 30, 2007. Watch this comm for further details! No further votes will be counted as of that time.

Poll #969602 The Writing Contest Community Grand Prize Winner!

I think the Community Grand Prize Winner entry should be: