Congratulations to all who participated in the First Annual A.R.S. Literati Contest!
I thought that all of the essays were extremely thoughtful, well-written, intriguing and educational. Each one provides a valuable perspective about Scientology, and I would like to make the full set available by creating a booklet which can be distributed to former Scientologists, current Scientologists, parents, friends and family members of Scientologists, and to anyone else who would like to know more about this cult.
Therefore I am asking for permission from each of the writers to publish their essays. It will be one of the first officials actions of the Lisa Foundation. Hopefully I will be able to get the booklet published in time for it to debut in Clearwater during the Lisa McPherson Memorial Week. I'll try!
I would also need your permission to do minor copy editing - for misspellings and minor grammatical and syntax errors only. If you wish, I will be happy to send you the final edited draft before it is published. Once the editing is finished, the copy will be professionally typeset, printed and bound.
Here is a list of all the participants whose permission I am requesting:
Joe Cisar Scott Mayer Arnie Lerma Jeff Jacobsen Warrior Konchok Penday Ralph Hilton Ed Patricia Krenik Phil ScottPlease reply on a.r.s. or by private email, whichever you prefer.
And thanks again, all of you, for contributing such excellent essays to the contest!