McSweeney’s Magazine has a great contest. Unfortunately, I just learned about it and the deadline is this Friday.

Here’s how they describe it:

The editors of the McSweeney’s Quarterly are working on a special feature for an upcoming issue about how Americans perceive the composition of America, and we need your help.

More than ever before, we find ourselves wondering: Who are Americans? What makes us up? We’d like to hear from you. To submit, just hand draw a circle and divide it into a pie chart that represents who Americans are today. It can be literal or poetic, simple or complex.

Scan and email your pie chart to with the subject line “American Pie” by April 12, 2019, along with your name, age, City/State, and a 1-3 sentence bio.


Even if it’s too late for students to participate, the idea itself and examples from the winners can be used in the classroom for years to come!