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Contest: Six-Word MOMoirs (Returns!)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

By Larry Smith

Last Mother’s Day, moms around the world shared six-word memoirs like “Mommy’s boobies no longer Daddy’s boobies,” “Suffered miscarriage. Daughter offered her doll,” and “Can I pee in private, please?”

This year, SMITH Mag is teaming up with truuconfessions and Postcard from Yo Momma for a new six-word challenge about all things Mom. Truuconfessions, which just released the book, True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real, will choose the best six-word story about parenting; the editors of Postcards from Yo Momma, editors of Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home, will award the prize for the best six-word story about your relationship with your own mother. Both winners will get signed copies of all those books and a six-word memoir book, plus artistic validation and Internet fame. Three runners-up will win one book of their choice. Contest ends May 10…Mother’s Day. Go to the Six-Word MOMoir project and enter (please don’t leave your six-worder in the comments section here; those sixers won’t be considered official submissions).

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2 responses

  1. Zino says:

    there are no new stories .only new ways to write them. Our books will be the csislacs our children read. write whats in your heart and you will be fine. On a lesser note .I have never read Rebecca Walker’s work and don’t plan on doing so. I may be off base but I still believe that if her name was Rebecca Leventhal she’d be on the slush pile. Now a book on Motherhood ? From my chair it looks as though she plans to ride her Color Purple connection as far as it will take her. I’d like to know the sales numbers of her books sans- Alice Walker as subject as compared to those with AW directly or indirectly as the subject. I quite frankly am a tad bit tired of those children of fame yearning for a normal childhood. Who had a normal childhood and what pray tell is normal? I sincerely hope Rebecca picks up a copy of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy Degruy-Leary. Its a wonder any of us are here must less normal.

  2. Siriwadee says:

    vbspurs- “it perfectly decsribes why women will need a desire pill to be invented, to have the same effect on them as Viagra had on men — a functionality pill.” I knew a gal in college who found her “functionality pill”: Peppermint Schnapps.I like my male brain the way it is. Simple works just fine.Complicated Women? Also known as high maintainence. There are plenty of women who are not. Or at least they hide it well enough.Is the compexity thing something learned from mom… like a fear of dogs?

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