Thanksgiving Essay Liane announces our annual Thanksgiving essay contest. This year we are looking for stories about Thanksgiving disasters. The essays must be no longer than 500 words and received by us no later than the close of business on Friday, November 13th. The judge will be Weekend Edition essayist Tim Brookes. The winner will read their essay on the air on November 29th. E-mail entries should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the words "Thanksgiving essay" in the subject line. Regular mail entries can be sent to Thanksgiving Essay, NPR, 635 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20001.