'Texas Monthly' Partners With Six-Word Memoirs For Love Letters To Texas

On the heels of Valentine’s Day, Texas Monthly is partnering with Six-Word Memoirs to ask its readers to express their love for the state in six words or less. The editors' favorite entries will be featured on the magazine’s website and in a future issue.

The call comes in conjunction with Texas Monthly’s February “Love Letters to Texas” collector’s issue featuring icons and oddities from the state. The editors write: “As we sifted through the Texas Monthly archives to curate the issue, we found ourselves waxing poetic about all the reasons why we hold our state so dear.”

The call for mini-memoirs provides the outlet with a way to engage its readers across its digital property and social-media platforms as readers are asked to submit their stories via a form on the site or using the hashtag #loveletterstotexas.

The current issue of Texas Monthly goes deep into the publication’s archives, featuring stories from over the decades, including Mim Swartz’s love letter to Houston called “No Promises” from 1987, Stephen Harrigan’s piece “Nobody Loves Rattlesnake” from 1976 and Anne Dingus’s collection of local aphorisms from 1994 “More Colorful Texas Sayings Than You Can Shake a Stick At.”



An editors' roundup focused on what it means to be Texan today also appears, titled “Fifteen Portraits Revealing the Many Faces of Texas.”

A small boy in rodeo gear adorns the cover, which reads “Texas Forever.”

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