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Daniel Brophy from Taunton, MA is reading The Power of One October 2, 2011 - 8:53pm

It was a few months ago when Chuck P. (or whomever writes for him) on Twitter asked for writing samples for a potential job for writing for what would become this fine site we are all on now. I sent in an essay, and checked my e-mail every seventeen seconds for weeks for something that basically said, 'you're hired'. Alas, the e-mail never came. My essay was about the first novel I wrote, and how much I hated it, and that I was now working on a second one, but it felt like my first novel, because I felt like I was writing, instead of...I don't know. Point it, I was curious if other people (I'm sure there are) sent in essays, and what they were about.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 2, 2011 - 8:57pm

i didnt apply. i could be writing here, though. really, i just dont want that responsibility on top of college. when im done, i might appy.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 2, 2011 - 9:18pm

There will probably be many fun stories to come out of this but you can find out about the people who joined our team right here http://litreactor.com/about/team

We ended up getting around 500 people who were interested and it took Dennis and Josh a long time to get through, as I'm sure you can imagine.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 2, 2011 - 9:29pm

I actually applied for this too, I think. It may have been an opening at the cult though.

I believe I sent in a resume and a short story about people attending my funeral and all the various good and horrible things people would say about me. Damn, that would of been a cool job.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch October 2, 2011 - 10:00pm

Wow that's quite a large team - or am I just completely ignorant of how a site like this is run? Great job so far, team LR! Congrats to the ones who made it in. And I didn't apply.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 4, 2011 - 11:08am

...but in all seriousness if there are ever any openings, I'd do it.

You can pay me in free membership and on a good year, maybe a Christmas bonus of Coffee & Jameson.