Big news! SMITH is announcing a new book of Six-Word Memoirs with a great new twist: all the memoirs will be illustrated by students. By students we mean grade school to grad school, art classes of all ages or the work of MFA candidates. We’ll be taking submissions from June 1 though October 15 and choosing a selection of the illustrated memoirs for inclusion in our forthcoming eBook, “Things Don’t Have to be Complicated” The Art of Six-Word Memoirs by Students of the World.”
Published by TED Books, a division of the TED Conference, this book will be the eighth in the Six-Word Memoir series—and our very first entirely by students.SPECS
• All illustrated Six-Word Memoirs must be the original work of the artist.
• The Six-Word Memoir should be contained within the work (in any way the artist sees fit) not as a caption alongside the works.
• Multiple submissions allowed.
• Images should be submitted in one of two sizes:
- 1536×2048 (portrait)
- 2048×1536 (landscape)
• Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
by October 15, 2012. We’ll let you know by November 15 if you’ve been selected for inclusion in the book.
• If your submission is chosen, we’ll ask you for a 100-word or less description of yourself and/or your story, along with one personal web link (blog, Tumblr, etc.).
Check out what some others have done with this form on our
and our Six in Schools
Copyright of the work will be shared by the Artist and SMITH and TED Books. SMITH and TED have the right to distribute the work in any media; the Artist also has the right to reproduce the work elsewhere.
Please circulate widely to students, teachers, after-school programs and anyone and anywhere else you think would be interested in this project.