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1. In 2001, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (not the Calaveras County Library) held a contest to write a conclusion to which author's short story, "A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage"?
2. A contest celebrating the 200th anniversary of this author's birth asked teenage writers to submit stories focusing on social and moral issues. The great expectation was that the students would compare social injustices of today with those written about by which author?
3. A contest celebrating the 150th anniversary of this author's death was held in 1999, with contestants asked to submit a story using a work of the author or the author himself as a character. For which author might a participant have purloined a few lines in the hope of ushering in a writing career?
4. A WritersCafe.org contest, announced in 2008, asked writers to modify any of this author's works or portions of a work into a fantasy story. For which author might a contestant have submitted "Ten Little Elves"?
5. The niece of this author started a contest in 1990 in which participants were required to parody the style, plots or characters from the author's works. For which author were entries such as "The Round and the Furry" and "As I Lay Dieting" submitted?
6. In 1999, contests for children across the United States began in celebration of this author's birthday. The winners, however, didn't win animals in attire or colored breakfast food for writing in the style of which author?
7. A contest held in 2009 celebrated the 200th anniversary of the arrival of this author to an English village where she did much of her writing. It was a universal truth that the winning entries would be published in an anthology of stories inspired by which author?
8. This author apparently believed that he could do a decent imitation of himself, so he entered contests held by the "New Statesman" magazine for parodies of his writing style. For which author did the end of the affair not turn out as he expected?
9. A 2004 "Atlantic Monthly" contest asked participants to revise a famous monologue so that it could pass a college admissions essay test. Which author's soliloquy was apparently not how they liked it?
10. One of the most notable contests dedicated to a famous author was started as a restaurant promotion in 1977 and ran for nearly 30 years. The last winning entry, "Da Moveable Code", was a parody of which author?
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