The Week contest - Email novels
The average office worker spends 650 hours a year reading and writing 41,400 words' worth of emails. Please send us the title of your novel-in-emails
Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.
Last week's question: The average office worker spends 650 hours a year reading and writing 41,400 words’ worth of emails, equivalent to a novel 166 pages long. Please send us the title of your novel-in-emails.
THE WINNER: Much Ado About NothingMark Weaver, Redondo Beach, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: The Old Man and the CCCraig Hodges, Dover, N.H.
THIRD PLACE: The Neverending StorySteve Curfman, Charlotte, N.C.
HONORABLE MENTIONS:1984 Unread MessagesTracy Solum, San Francisco The Lord of the PingsKim Hemphill, South Riding, Va. Sent From My iPadHilary Cooper, Ladera Ranch, Calif. What I Did at Work When I Wasn't on FacebookSean Gladding, Lexington, Ky. The Pickwick EmailsKen Kellam III, Dallas To Key a Mocking WordElizabeth Bricking, Louisville Of Mouse and ManAlan Parven, Commerce Township, Mich. The Work-Life Balance, UnbalancedBrent Reed, Louisville Text and the CityPaul Witte, New Hope, Pa. My Deleted LifeMike Boskovic, Glen Ellyn, Ill. Doctor Strangemail: How I Learned to Stop Forwarding and Love the BCCJoe Valetti, San Leandro, Calif. Words Without FriendsCindy Kalinoski, York Pa. Cry, the Beloved CubicleEric E. Wallace, Eagle, Idaho ElyssesJames Smith, Mill Valley, Calif. The Lord of RepliesMatt Gough, Sunnyvale, Calif. In Search of Lost TimeDon Jagust, Berkeley, Calif. As I Lay Typing John Malatesta, New York City LOLitaTom Bohnen, Zenia, Calif. From Here to e-TernityJulio Suarez, Plano, Texas Eat Pray DeleteAnn Parsons, San Antonio Sex, Lies, and AttachmentsAnne Marie Dominguez, Plymouth, Minn. You’ve Got Mail...and Carpal TunnelArlene Kavanagh, Providence, R.I. War and Peace and Daily TriviaPeter Bowen, Marblehead, Mass. This Novel Has Been Marked as SpamGil Rognstad, Cynthiana, Ky.