We all know how I feel about McSweeneys, and the folks who accept or reject things from them. Here is our chance to finally earn their love:
The students who put together the Best American Nonrequired Reading are hard at work choosing the pieces for the 2005 edition. As a special feature in this next edition, we'll have a section highlighting the best sentences written in 2005. This means the best sentences, period, from any source—book, blog, newspaper, journal, magazine. Anything published in 2005 in a verifiable medium. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the media outlet, the date, and the author's name. Deadline is March 1.Okay, kids, here's what you're going to do: Sometime in the next 48 hours you're going to reread the 2005 RSGo archives ( June, July, August, September, October, November, and December), find your favorite sentence, and submit it. Whoever submits a sentence that makes it into BANRR gets an acknowledgement in the book that will result from the book deal that will inevitably follow my inclusion.