A few words from Gary:
Back in Season 1, there were 9 contestants who signed up to experience something brand new. It was an ongoing writing competition where people would be eliminated until there was only one left standing at the end.
Fast forward 14 years later, and here we are - with 9 people standing at the end of their journey. Or maybe it’s just truly beginning.
These next few weeks are going to be tough. Some of you have experienced it before. Others have not.
But this is where voters have to make some really serious decisions about who is going to move forward, and who will fill those last spots on the Jury.
These are 9 writers, with very distinctive voices and styles, pouring themselves out into the crevices of your screen.
I don’t envy the decisions that will need to be made. But I trust that you will, somehow, make them.
The poll closes Thursday, July 23rd at 9pm EDT. We will be losing the contestant with the fewest votes. So make sure to read, comment and vote for your favorites - and then spread the word so that others can do the same.
Good luck to you all.