Saturday, January 13, 2007
The Cleveland Free Times is looking for entrants for "LOVE IS GRIND: Free Times' Second Annual Valentine's Day Writing Contest."
Call for entries: If you've concluded that Valentine's Day is nothing more than a fiendish plot by the international greeting-card cartel to cash in on lovers' failure to meet impossible expectations, we're here to help. Or at least to exploit you a little further. Tell us your tale of unrequited — or all too requited — love. Change names if necessary, but otherwise keep it real. If we're moved to tears or laughter (or even better, both), we'll share your pain with other readers in the February 14 issue.
The rules: Essays must be original works written by the entrant, and 1,000 words or less. E-mail entries as an attachment (Word or RTF file) to Frank Lewis. Include the words "Valentine's Day Contest" in the subject line. The body of the email should include your name, age (21 and over please), address and phone number. Deadline: 5 p.m. January 31.
Here is a link to last year's winning entries.
Last year's prize was a romantic package for two at the Cleveland Play House. This year's prize has yet to be announced.
Good luck you lovebirds.
Note: Today's photo is the Goat and me right after the God Guy said, "You may kiss the bride" on Nov. 28, 1992. Erf.