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Contest: Can You Write a Better Bedtime Story than the USDA?

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As if the Feds haven’t done enough, now they have taken to telling Grandma that she only truly loves the little ones if she feeds them healthy snacks. After all, nothing says “Granny loves you!” like a big helping of “applesauce, baby carrots, string cheese, or 100% whole grain crackers.” Worse, they’ve turned bedtime into an opportunity for government propaganda, enlisting Grandma in the effort to push the latest “approved” dietary standards with a special tale aimed just at the kiddies.

This cheesy effort deserves to be either ignored or ridiculed; so of course, we’ve chosen the latter course. That brings us to announce Liberty Island’s second writing contest: “Can You Write a Better Bedtime Story than the USDA?”

We’re looking for short pieces, 400-1000 words long, which demonstrate your total mastery of the form of a Federally-approved childrens’ book. Draw inspiration from our first writing contest, “Can You Write Better than Maureen Dowd?

So channel your inner First Lady, and remember–it takes a village to grow an organic vegetable garden in the White House yard. Or something.

Visit Liberty Island to register and submit your story.

Also check out this interview Sarah Hoyt conducted with CEO Adam Bellow here to learn more about Liberty Island: “It also has a unique mission: to serve as the platform and gathering-place for the new right-of-center counterculture.”