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I said I was going to post results on Monday, but now I'm going to make everyone doubt my identity as an editor at all by being AHEAD of deadline. Thanks so much to everyone who entered! It was a real pleasure reading all the entries. It's a trite thing to say, but it's true--I did not really enjoy...
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Thanks everybody for the fabulous entries! I have a lot of reading to do :) I think I'll announce the finalists Monday and post the winners next week. Thanks again! Hope everyone had fun.