Friday, December 12, 2008

Writopia's Six-Word Memoir Finalists!

Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, the editors of the New York Times Best-Seller, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, are in the process of editing the forthcoming Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure... and, from thousands of submissions, they've chosen more than 11 Writopia memoirists as finalists in their search for young writers.

Congratulations Six-Word Memoir Finalists:

Visala Alagappan, 13:
I always imagine clowns without makeup.

Lena Beckenstein, 15:
Always all-county, never all-state.

Noa Bendit-Shtull, 16:
I edit my profile, or visa-versa?

Louis Evans, 17:
Nada y pues nada, Hemingway says.

Lily Gellman, 14:

Thought I ought, so sought, wrought.

Chris Hamilton, 17:
Teen victim of shooting: lost leg.

Pearl Mutnick, 14:
Summer camp: Alone, with Sedaris anecdotes.

Dan Ross, 15:
Read the thesaurus on the toilet.

Rachel Sobelsohn, 13:
Pencil on paper, draft after draft

Ena Selmanovic, 13:
Turned thirteen and don't feel different.

Yael Wiesenfeld, 16:
But my life's only just begun.

Jessica Zalph, 14:
Wikipedia didn't know either. Oh well.

We had a blast developing these short, powerful pieces and are stoked to be considered for publication!!!

Thanks Rachel and Larry!


Dwacon® said...

Great blog... great project. Keep developing those writing minds!

Ed T. said...

'Read the Thesaurus on the toilet' that's great! That's my favorite one, I thought I was the only one who did that, obviously not...LOL!

dkarate said...

ha, some great thoughts in there.

PeacefulWmn9 said...

I had heard of the first book, and had read and offered my six-line bios, too.

You all did great with yours!

Kudos on that and on the blog as a whole.

Nate said...

hehe, good thoughts in there. helped to clear my writer's block too

*goes back to writing*

marigirl said...

ha ha! that's fantastic.

Garrett Grotesque said...

we did this in my creative writing class, and the teacher told me he made it up. ha. guess not.

Anyway, mine was: "The clothes never fit quite right."

Rebecca Segall said...

Garrett -- nice six-word. :-) Your teacher may have never have heard of the book, etc... eh. You can still post on Rachel and Larry's site--did you check it out?