"During February of 2011, The Fiction Circus held an experimental contest designed to solve a "world problem" that has caused our greatest American authors to be ignored and maligned all over the globe. In order to correct our deep American ignorance, we have created a system — hopefully a standard — that will allow "important literature" to flow back and forth between countries with the same grace as wacky YouTube videos of cats or torture. We want to show that it is possible to apply the same dynamics that make Wikipedia and Bittorrent effective toward the process of translation. We want to show that poets, linguists, and other language artists are just as willing to donate their talents to the internet as encyclopedophiles and pornographers.""
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