I'm going to be published?
I don't recall who posted the link.. I think was in a journal.. to Smith Magazine's "six word essay contest"... but check out this email I just got:
Dear Six-Word Memoirist,
If you're getting this email, it means that your six-word memoir was hand-selected by the editors of SMITH Magazine as one of our very favorites. And while it's true that the iPod's already been awarded, there's a pretty awesome honorable mention situation we hope you'll be as excited about as we are.
We got a book deal! And you know what, so did you! In 2008, HarperCollins will publish NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING: And Other Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. I'm writing to about 400 memoirists out of over 5,000 who submitted in hopes of including you guys in our book.
And in the user-generated spirit of SMITH, we're illustrating the book by asking each of you to supply a photo of yourself, a photo you've taken, a doodle or drawing or collage or graphic or any other visual you feel represents your life story. The only rule is that it can't be someone else's copyright.
In return, you'll get a copy of the book when it's all done, and the right to throw about the term "published author," if you don't already. Please write back right away and let me know if you're on board, or if you have any questions. We only have a few weeks to get the finished manuscript turned in, and we'd love to include you!
Co-Pilot, Six-Word Memoir Project
heh! I don't even remember what I wrote.