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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Feeling Itchy to Plagiarize?

You might like to enter this contest:

The TMN “Sloppy Seconds With Opal Mehta” Contest

The Rules:
—You are limited to 750 of somebody else’s words; none of those words may be your own.
—All material must be cited (author, work, page number). This is the only part where you have to be honest; unlike professional publishers, we’re actually going to check.
—You must plagiarize from a minimum of five different books by as many authors as you wish. The only demand we make is that those books were published at some point, somewhere.
—You must lift only phrases, whole sentences, or passages. No1 single2-word3 citations4 allowed5.

All entries must be received by midnight on Friday, May 12, or by the time we check our email on Saturday morning, whichever comes later.

Entries will be judged on the creative use of their source material as well as the excellence of the finished story. The winner of the TMN “Sloppy Seconds With Opal Mehta” Contest will have his or her story published on The Morning News, and will also receive a TMN T-shirt and mug to remind them of this, the moment ethics in writing died.

Send all entries to talk@themorningnews.org (paste your story into the body of the email—no attachments, please), and good luck!


Blogger Onigiriman said...

If I wasn't grading, I would actually try it. :)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 10:56:00 PM


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