First, let me say, thank you all for making this essay contest such a great experience. As I mentioned before, we received a ton of great entries, which made the choices hard in the very best way. I continue to be grateful I wasn’t the one to have to make them.
Or, in our judge Jane Espenson’s much more articulate words:
I just wanted to let you know that I found the entries in this contest to be extremely illuminating and heart-warming. I’m delighted that so many people were willing to devote so much time and effort to exploring the deeper aspects of the show. There were so many sharp insights that it was very hard picking out the best four. All of the entries demonstrated careful thought and hard work, but these four—particularly the winning entry—shone especially brightly. Well done!
The winners (who will be hearing from me via email shortly):
Andrew Zimmerman Jones
Ian G. Klein
Luciana Hiromi Yamada da Silveira
You’ll be able to read their essays this fall in our Dollhouse collection, Inside Joss’ Dollhouse:
In the meantime, we wanted to make sure everyone else had a chance to share their essays. If you entered and didn’t win—or even weren’t able to enter because you didn’t finish on time—we want to invite you to comment on this post with your essay’s title and a link to your essay, which you’re now free to post elsewhere online. (We’ll do a post at the end of next week collecting all the links for easy reading!)