Here’s the deal. To coincide with the May 17 drop of James St James’ sparkling (and wildly entertaining) young-adult novel, Freak Show, we have the glorious front-and-back cover art signed by the author, framed by a professional, and ready to hang by the winner of this contest. All you need to score the prize is the freakish high-school photo of yourself that once embarrassed you but has since been burnished over time with a certain comic charm mixed with pride. The freakiest photo we see will win – and be posted on the WOW Report. Please don’t cheat; send a real photo of yourself. We’ll recognize Napoleon Dynamite and Dawn Weiner. Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Freak Show Contest” on the subject line. And, yes, James will be taking a look at your pics.