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Teen Valentine’s Day Contest Winner Joins Live ‘Love & Heartbreak’ Show

Monday, February 11th, 2013

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, SMITHTeens and teen fiction community invited young romantics and cynics alike to share their stories of love and heartbreak in the form of a six-word love letter or break-up note.
We received hundreds of sixers in response, along with their brief backstories on Figment, exploring the ups, downs and unexpected loop de loops of [...]

The SMITHTeens and Figment Valentine’s Day Contest

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Whether you’re heartbroken or head over heels, Valentine’s Day tends to stir up a lot of strong feelings. Especially when you’re in high school. We get it and we’re here to help. Whatever strong sentiment the Hallmark holiday brings up about relationships past, present and fictional, SMITHTeens want to hear about it! In fact, we’re [...]

Six Words on Middle School: ‘The Drama Years’ Winners

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

In the ‘dramatic’ conclusion to our first-ever SMITHTeens giveaway, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the Six Words on Middle School challenge!
Below are the brief, bold, backward-glancing submissions of those memoirists who will be receiving a free copy of The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School: Bullies, Brands, Body Image by [...]

Six Words on Middle School: ‘The Drama Years’ Giveaway on SMITHTeens

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Drama is metal, I’m the magnet. - Footballgirl217
Lost popularity, gained my best friend. - PurpleStarSunshine
Bible camp is apparently drama camp. - ShayLovely
I’m the one they gossip about. -  Katniss
This week, we’re trying something new in the Games forum on the new-look SMITHTeens and we wanted to invite those of you with teens in your life to check it [...]

“Finally changed my hair, not myself.” Introducing the new look of SMITHTeens

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

As community manager of SMITHTeens, I am constantly amazed by the stream of fearlessly frank memoirs that come my way. Some spring from days of triumph (”I am teenager; hear me roar.” - LacrosseMind), others from more trying times  (”Wishing sadness and geometry made sense.” - Grounded Clouds), but each speaks to the unique yet universal [...]

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