CAPTION CONTEST

words, submission form


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I submitted dozens of literal captions to the New Yorker caption contest. What started as a private joke turned into an OuLiPian writing exercise, as I decided early on to fit my captions precisely into the 250 character limit. I had no intentions of making a conceptual statement with this project, but writing these descriptions was oddly therapeutic, especially the final act of copy-pasting each one into a text file, with no accompanying image. None of these made it to print.


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