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Call for Submissions: All Things Considered’s Three-Minute Fiction Contest

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Because the first few rounds resulted in such amazing stories, NPR’s All Things Considered is returning with another round of their Three-Minute Fiction contest.
The premise remains the same: Compose an original story of 600 words or fewer that tells the story of the selected photograph on NPR’s website. Your entries must be received by February [...]

Welcome to SMITH

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

If you’re new around here, maybe finding us via NPR, welcome to SMITH, a community for storytellers.
We’re best known for the Six-Word Memoir project, which we started a few years ago and has taken off in ways which we could never have imagined. Dubbed “American Haiku,” Six-Word Memoirs have become a global phenomenon, found in [...]

Call for Submissions: NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction Contest

Friday, June 26th, 2009

While we usually aim to post calls for submissions for non-fiction stories from the everyday lives of our readers (…it’s kind of our thing), we sometimes have to show some love to the fiction writers out there reading SMITH. National Public Radio is currently accepting stories for their annual Three-Minute Fiction Contest. Up until 11:59pm in July [...]

Send Six-Word Valentines to Everyone You Know

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

We whipped up a fun little addition for the community today–six-word valentines!
In conjunction with the release of our new book, Six-word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, we’ve prettied up our eCards so you can send your favorite six-word memoirs on love and heartbreak as valentines. Find a story you like and click “Send as eCard” [...]

The Winners of the “Six Words to Inspire a Nation” Are…

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

As reportered yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered, SMITH’s mashup with the National Constitution Center for Six Words to Inspire a Nation was a smash. We asked readers and museum-goers to suggest the half-dozen words they want to hear from President-elect Obama at his inauguration on January 20. Our team of judges—journalist Farai Chideya, Freakonomics [...]

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