May 2nd, 2007

standing outside a broken phone booth

The Writing Contest Showcase

Well, as we're drawing to a close -- we have our Grand Prize winner, and you guys have chosen the Community Grand Prize winner, both of whom we'll announce shortly in news with all due public props -- we have one thing left to go: the showcase submissions. These are essays from people who were ineligible for the prize-winning contest for one reason or another; we've selected five to share with you.

This entire process has been awesome. We received over a hundred submissions, and it just served to reinforce what I've been saying for years: LiveJournal users are incredibly talented, smart, passionate, articulate people. It may sound cheesy, but I'm proud to be a part of this community, and I hope you guys are too.

Without further ado, I present to you: our showcase choices!

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