I love judging things

I am judging two things over the coming weeks. One is a YA novel writing contest. The other is a dance-off.

Here’s the deal with the writing contest: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/YAPitch.php. I don’t actually do any judging until January, but the contest deadline is November 30, so if you want to win (and who doesn’t like winning?), you have two weeks to get your act together.

Here’s the deal with the dance-off: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170661396296494. Jonathan Toubin is the DJ and organizer (I wrote a profile about him for Brooklyn Based a while back: http://brooklynbased.net/email/soul-man/). If you live in New York and you are over the age of 21, there is NO REASON for you not to attend this event. The music is amazing, the space is fascinating, the drinks are cheap, and the dancing is out-of-control. Plus, hello, I am on a “distinguished panel of judges,” which is exciting as it means that people will (presumably) respect me more. If there is one thing I love, it’s respect. Also, being judgmental.