Can you tell your life's story in only six words? In SMITH Magazine's new book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs from Writers Famous and Obscure, hundreds of people managed to. Now it's your turn. We've teamed up with SMITH--the online magazine that's best described as People meets the New Yorker--to bring you the green version of the Six-Word Memoir Contest. Got a smart philosophy? Traveled a strange path? Fall off the eco-wagon frequently? Tell us about it. You could win one of several spiffy prizes.
TreeHugger is one of six sites hosting a Six-Word Memoirs contest (though we're certain that our readers will prove to be the most creative!). Read more about SMITH + TreeHugger, contest rules and prizes, and watch the amazing, stupendous, and occasionally tear-jerking Not Quite What I Was Planning video after the jump.
Ready to start writing? Jump straight to Six-Word Memoir Contest: The Green Life.The grand prize winner from all contests receives an iPod nano engraved with the winning six words. The winning entry from our green edition of the contest will come away with a Planet Earth DVD set. (Hope you have high def!) Five runners-up will receive a copy of SMITH's new six-word memoir book. Make sure you hop on over to the contest page right quick, it ends February 18!
Need some examples to jump-start your brain? Check out the Not Quite What I Was Planning video.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure collects almost 1,000 six-word memoirs, including additions from many celebrities including Stephen Colbert, Jane Goodall, Dave Eggers, and more. Surprisingly addictive, Not Quite is both a moving peek at the minutia of humanity and the most literary toilet reading you'll ever find.
Boring legal stuff:
By submitting an entry, you are granting SMITH and TreeHugger the right to reprint or republish that entry online or in print. See SMITH's terms for complete details.
This contest ends February 25, 2008. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and must be accepted as awarded. Winners are decided at the discretion of SMITH judges and all decisions are final. SMITH reserves the right to change the contest rules. Enter as often as you want. SMITH reserves the right to reprint or republish all entries.