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This contest involves something similar, only with our own CM twist. Write a “Letter to CM” and describe some elaborate fantasy about some experience you had in academia. Sorry, but it should be non-sexual but about something really good happening.
Send your story to email@example.com. DO NOT POST THEM HERE FIRST. Doing so will disqualify you.
The Fine Print:
Length: 500-1,000 words.
Format: Readable in Microsoft Word or in an email.
Deadline: 11:59 pm, Saturday, 10 August, EDT.
More Fine Print:
Entries will be judged by me (MaM) as well as any mods that wish to help: Fab, RGM etc. All entries will be judged on the basis of originality, humor, wit, grammar, and anything else that strikes our fancy. Entries may be submitted with only the writer’s online name. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
Prizes: The winner gets a personalized graphic designed by Fab or whoever does our blurry graphics.
The Runner-Up: An autographed blurry graphic of the Duck.
Second Runner-Up: A nice mention on the board.
The three winning entries will be posted on successive Fridays, beginning August 16 with the second runner-up.
Judges’ decisions are final. Deal with it.
One final note. Be creative! We all fantasize about studious polite students, supportive Deans, extra pay, generous budgets, etc. Find something new to say! Simple revenge fantasies are clichéd and will be disregarded.
This is an experiment. So if it works, great! Maybe we'll do it again. If it doesn't work, oh, well, we tried.