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The Road to Five…

…begins now. We’re once again open for submissions. Issue #5 is a blank slate; we have nothing for it yet. So send us something great. Tell your (writer) friends!

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The Life of a Slush Reader

Would you like a peek into what it is like to read through the slush pile? Amazingly, it is quite a bit like being a high-school English teacher, if the lists being passed around the Internet are any indication.

According to the story (you can’t always trust what you read on the Internet, surprisingly enough), a few years ago the Washington Post ran a contest for English teachers to send in the worst analogies they had read in students’ papers.

From those supposed entries, here are the 56 worst:


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