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This Week! SMITH Magazine’s Annual Love & Heartbreak Story Show

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

“Married by Elvis. Divorced by Friday.”
“Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.”
“Hired me. Fired me. Married me.”
“Someone should have objected at my wedding.”
“Much married; fourth time is charmed.”

On February 14, SMITH Magazine and the teen writing community Figment present “It’s Like My Heart Has Sciatica,” our annual Love and Heartbreak story show at NYC’s amazing [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #17 (and Winner #16)

Monday, February 11th, 2013

It may cold and gray for much of February, but in the flower world the middle of the month brings forth a warmer shade of gold. The savvy short-form scribe who writes a six-word caption we fall in love with will win $50 on Shutterfly. Share your six words by 5pm EST on Friday, Feb. [...]

Classroom of the Month: Rawson Saunders Schools for Dyslexic Students

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The beauty of the Six-Word Memoir form is that it’s universal. No matter who you are, where you’re from, whether you love or loathe writing, are 7 or 53, anyone and everyone can write the short, short story of his or her life. This month’s featured classroom is a small writing workshop based in Texas. [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #15 (and Winner #14)

Monday, December 24th, 2012

‘Tis the season to share six words. One smart and spirited short-form scribe will win the gift of $50 on Shutterfly. This week’s Six-Word Caption Contest runs two weeks, so you have until 5pm EST on Friday, Jan. 4 to submit a six-word caption in the comments area below to describe the situation you [...]

New Book! “Things Don’t Have to be Complicated:” Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World — w/TED Books

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

I’m thrilled to announce the release of the eighth book in the Six-Word Memoir series, Things Don’t Have to be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World, published with TED Books, a division of the TED Conference.

Quick links:
• Download the book
• View excerpt/slideshows in the Washington Post and Brain [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #10 (and winner #9)

Monday, November 19th, 2012

As SMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest cruises into the holiday season, I can’t help but think of some of the messes I made a a boy around this time of year. When I was two, to name one of many incidents, I unplugged the refrigerator the night before Thanksgiving. But enough about me. Let’s [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #5: Six Tips

Monday, October 15th, 2012

SMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest roars into Autumn. Each Monday morning we post a photo from Shutterfly on the Six-Word Memoir project and you have until Friday at 5pm EST to write a caption in exactly six words. One savvy six-word scribe will win a gift certificate for $50 for Shutterfly. Leave [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #3: Sticky Six-uations

Monday, October 1st, 2012

SMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest continues. For those just joining us here’s how it works: Each Monday morning we’ll post a photo from Shutterfly on the Six-Word Memoir project and you’ll have until Friday at 5pm EST to submit a caption in exactly six words. One short-form scribe will receive a gift certificate for [...]

SMITH Live—NYC, Philly, Houston, Los Angeles and More

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

We’re hitting the road this fall. On Oct. 4 SMITH Live will be at NYC’s 92YTribeca for “‘Let Me in You Narrative Whore’—a Six-Word Story Show on Creative Life.”
You’ll hear true tales about—
• The creation moment of the smash fiction series and Broadway musical Wicked from its creator, Gregory Maguire;
• What it was like to [...]

“Judy Blume Saved My Adult Life.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The best writers are readers, so it’s no surprise that this week’s featured Six-Word Memoirs are especially bookish. Check out these authors and their literary inspirations.
Most “Modern Love”: “Wife’s Nook is the other man.” - JohnBigJohn
Biggest Leap: “Scuttled chosen profession. Loving new labors.” - L2L3, one of the most commented and favorited memoirs of the [...]

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