The editors of 3QD have made their decision. The twenty semifinalists have been winnowed down to six, and three wildcard entries added. Thanks again to all the participants.
So, here it is, the final list that I am sending to Laila Lalami, who will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners: (in alphabetical order by blog name here)
- 3 Quarks Daily: Joothan: A Dalit's Life
- Accidental Blogger: The Leopard _ Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
- Chapati Mystery: The Stay-at-Home Man
- Jadaliyya: The Poetry of Revolt
- Millicent and Carla Fran: Why Don't Women Submit?
- Sepia Mutiny: Letter to a Young Islamophobe
- The Millions: Her Story Next to His: Beloved and The Odyssey
- The Millions: Reading and Race: On Slavery in Fiction
- Writing Without Paper: Consider the Pomegranate
We'll announce the three winners on March 21, 2011.
P.S. The editors of 3QD will not be making any comments on our deliberations, or the process by which we made our decision, other than to simply say that we picked what we thought were the best posts out of the semifinalists, and added three others which we also liked.