Thursday, September 23, 2004

high water marks

Wow, Jim just found out he's one of the 25 finalists in the Powells Books essay contest celebrating 10 years of being on the interwebs. The winner receives $1,000 in books, while 10 runners-up receive a $100 gift certificate. But more exciting than the monetary prize is knowing your work was chosen out of thousands of submissions. Jim is able to convey a really personal experience without playing the emotional card. The subtlety of this nominated work is one of its strongest points, I think, and kind of the aim of the contest, don't you think? I'll forgive Jim for the title, Just What I Needed (tee, hee), because sometimes, a cliche is needed to give you a sense of everydayness. You're right Jim, it does just fit.

Go read it and Vote Flood!


Blogger Jim said...

Hey, thanks for the plug!

September 23, 2004 11:42 PM  

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