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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:00 PM
Subject: Twitter Contest and New Features
This email comes with a special treat from Twitter and Smith
Magazine: The Six-Word Memoir Challenge! Twitter your own memoir in exactly six words and you could win a free iPod!
HOW TO ENTER
1. Make smithmag a friend: http://twitter.com/smithmag 2. Preface your six-word entry with “smithmag” like this:
smithmag He wore dresses. This caused messes.
ABOUT THE SIX-WORD MEMOIR CHALLENGE
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. The result was “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” More recently, Wired Magazine revived the challenge and author Margaret Atwood came up with this short but funny beauty:
“Longed for him. Got him. Shit.”
We realize November is National Novel Writing Month but 50,000 words in 30 days? That seems heavy considering genius may surface in just six words. The folks over at Smith Magazine think everyone has a story and they want to reward you for yours.
For more information visit: http://smithmag.net/sixwords/