About the Pregnancy Story Contest

Do you have an amazing, unusual, or simply memorable pregnancy story? SMITH Magazine and the delicious pickle maker Rick’s Picks invite you to share your tale of this momentous time in your life in 100 words or less. You don’t have to be currently pregnant at this moment, just at one time in your life. We don’t care how or with whom you had and/or raised your baby, we just want to hear your story. Enter here.

The Details
Seven of you (six future moms and one dad) will win a mouth-watering Rick’s Picks Pregnancy Pack and a copy of SMITH’s bestselling book, NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING: Six-Word Memoirs By Writers Famous & Obscure. Three Grand Prize Winners will have their image and story published on jars of Rick’s Picks, aptly named dill pickle, Slices of Life, “the Pickle of Pregnancy” that moms-to-be crave.

The Judges
woolf.jpgRebecca Woolf is the creator of the wildly popular blog, Girl’s Gone Child, and author of the just-released memoir, Rockabye: From Wild to Child. She is the mother of one, with another on the way. She also writes the Straight from the Bottle blog for Babble.com.

pollack.jpgNeal Pollack is father of one boy and the author many books, most recently the parenting memoir Alternadad and the founder of Offsprung.com, a web community and humor magazine for “parents who don’t suck.”

sara.jpgSara Kate Gillingham-Ryan is a food writer and the founding editor of Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn. She lives in New York City where she writes, mothers, and eats her fair share of pickles.

Lori Leibovich’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Observer, Washington Post, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Salon, and in several anthologies. She is a contributing editor at Cookie and editor of the anthology Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth about Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and how They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

About Rick’s Picks
Rick’s Picks cofounder Rick Field grew up making traditional pickles with his family in Vermont. The 11 varieties now made by Rick’s Picks are distinguished by their exceptional quality, with an unusual array of varieties and flavor profiles. The pickles are hand-packed and all natural, and made with locally sourced produce, bringing innovation to a category that hasn’t seen much change in a long time.

The Fine Print & Contest Rules
By submitting an entry, you are granting SMITH and Rick’s Picks the right to reprint or republish that entry online or in print, as well as make any necessary edits. See SMITH’s terms of service for complete details.

This contest ends May 10, 2009 (Mother’s Day!). Prizes are not redeemable for cash and must be accepted as awarded. Winners are decided at the discretion of SMITH judges and all decisions are final. SMITH reserves the right to change the contest rules. Enter as often as you want. SMITH reserves the right to reprint or republish all entries.

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