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Last Week to Enter: First Person Impressions

Monday, August 11th, 2008

First Person Impressions is a national competition for documentary and memoir writers, photographers, and videographers. It’s about real people sharing their real life experiences and stories in their own way. Don’t miss your chance to win cash prizes, acclaim, and unique publishing opportunities. More info here:

New to SMITH? Welcome

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

We’re a storytelling community: a place to read, write, and share stories. First time? Read on.

The Pregnancy Pickle Contest

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Have you ever dreamed of your beautiful, pregnant belly featured on a jar of mouth-watering pickles? Us, too.

SHOOTING WAR: The Miniseries

Friday, March 14th, 2008

When I first read Anthony Lappé’s treatment for Shooting War, I knew immediately that I wanted to publish his story somehow, some way on SMITH. We had never done anything like it—it was fiction for starters, and SMITH typically sticks to nonfiction stories with a focus on personal narrative. Still, the story was too good, [...]

Our Technical Difficulties

Monday, February 11th, 2008

As some of you may be aware, SMITH has been behaving a little erratically over the past few days. Well, we’re super sorry about that, and we believe that it should be smooth sailing from here.
We had to perform a high-wire act this weekend, changing servers, and it went about as smoothly as we could [...]

Brevity is the Soul of It

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

We are so grateful for the incredible response—worldwide at this point—to SMITH Mag’s just released book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure. Some 832 six-word memoirists, most of whom have never been published anywhere before, have shared the most intimate details of their lives with perfect strangers, and [...]

The New New SMITH

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Welcome to our relaunched and reloaded site. There are lots of way to contribute in areas we call story projects. Write and share a six-word memoir, a brush with fame, or answer our (almost) weekly question, The PopuList. If you’re curious, you can read more about our new look, or our thoughts one week later. [...]

Head in the Clouds: SMITH One Week Later

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

We’re a week into the wildest redesign in SMITH’s two-year history. Watching members join the community and make profiles while the submissions roll in has been one of the most exhilarating experiences in my whole silly career. In the same breath, as the February 5 release date of our six-word memoir book approaches, we’ve been [...]

SMITH Magazine: Our New Look

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Welcome to the new SMITH Magazine. It’s like the old SMITH, only much, much better.
If the site looks different, that’s because it is. We’ve undergone the biggest redesign of SMITH since we launched just over two years ago, on January 6, 2006, which happens to be National Smith Day. We’re especially excited about [...]

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