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Call for Submissions: Tin House Magazine: Class in America

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Tin House Magazine, the magazine and book publishers that aim to publish the “compelling and authentic narratives of our time,” are currently accepting submissions on the subject of class in America for their upcoming Fall issue.
Specifically, they’re looking for submissions in the form of fiction, essays, and poetry on the subject that come from a [...]

Call for Submissions: Specs Issue 3: Toys

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

When you’re a kid, playing with toys is just one of those things that you inherently understand. Regardless of the era you grew up in or your economic status, it goes without saying that before you even knew how to talk, you had a collection of objects that you regularly used to create imaginary worlds. [...]

Call for Submissions: Adoption Stories

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

No matter what side of the situation you’re on, adoption can be an incredibly difficult thing to process. Whether you’re the parent that had to give up a child or the child who grew up wondering what your biological parents were like, chances are that you have a story that needs to be heard.
Editors Bruce [...]

Call for Submissions: William Campbell’s Health Care Stories

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

If you spent anytime on Facebook today, you’ve no doubt been bombarded with the following status: “No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, join us in posting this as your status for the rest of the day.”
And with the [...]

Call for Submissions: LifeBytes: Real Stories of Online Dating

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Online dating is a semi-weird thing that most people have tried at least once and very few are willing to admit to. And it’s sort of a shame that we don’t talk about it because, in all honesty, what could be more interesting to talk about than a massively awkward experience we’ve all been through?
LifeBytes: [...]

Call for Submissions: Jordan and Jesse Vs. Annoying Fandom

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

My love for Jordan Jesse Go! is no secret. Honestly, the first blog I wrote for SMITH was about the previously mentioned weekly comedic podcast that I listen to almost religiously. My favorite segment has always been when Jordan and Jesse invite listeners to call in with responses to whatever topic was discussed the week [...]

Call for Submissions: Now You Know What It’s Like

Friday, June 19th, 2009

The idea that you can learn a lot from listening to others tell stories and share their experiences may be far from a new idea (and one that we at SMITH can definitely get behind), but the fact remains that, in a world of full of unique people, we can be each other’s best teachers [...]

Call for Submissions: Americans Talk About Love

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

It goes without saying that love is complicated. Regardless of whether it seems like an unending marathon of romantic bliss or doomed from the start, you can rest assured that, for better or worse, it’s going to get interesting. 
Our friends over at Salon are currently running an awesome new bi-weekly feature titled Americans Talk About Love [...]

CONTEST: Your six-word travel stories

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Over at Memoirville, we’ve published Rebecca Touger’s interview with Susan Jane Gilman, author of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven. Gilman chronicles her 1986 trip through China: “[We went] on a romantic impulse, hoping to become female Bryons and Kerouacs and impress the world with our derring-do. Instead, we found ourselves in a foreign [...]

Sites We Love: The Orphan

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Getting published in the world of literary journals can be a tough nut to crack. Even a publication as open-minded as our friends over at McSweeney’s can be incredibly selective of what they choose to include. As a writer, it can be frustrating to know that your work is too weird or not relatable enough [...]

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