Community News: HerStories Writing Summit
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by Crystal Rowe
1w ago
We at Literary Mama love The HerStories Project: an online community for midlife women who write (or want to write but don’t know where to start.) We’re excited to announce The HerStories Community 30-Day Writing Summit featuring 20 writers, instructors, coaches, and editors, including Literary Mama Profiles Editor, Holly Rizzuto Palker and former Literary Mama ..read more
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A Look Back at Twenty Years of Literary Mama!
Literary Mama
by Crystal Rowe
1w ago
2023 marks Literary Mama’s 20th anniversary and we’ll be celebrating throughout the year in a number of ways. Thanks to the work of newsletter editor Rhonda Havig, we have a brand-new webpage that highlights the history and legacy of Literary Mama. Head on over to the new 20th Anniversary Page to find out: We have ..read more
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6 Tips for Writing and Querying Your First Book
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by Michelle Chalkey
1w ago
This fall I queried an agent for the first time. After four years of working on my essay collection, hitting Send felt more liberating and rewarding than terrifying. Of course, signing with an agent is only one step of the process and doesn’t guarantee publication. Still, this was farther than I’d ever gotten in my ..read more
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Calling All Literary Mama Contributors!
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by Carrie Vittitoe
1w ago
Literary Mama is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and we want to hear from writers who have contributed over the decades. We’d love to know what you’ve been doing since you published with us! Send us your updated bio, and we’ll get it into our system! We’d also like to invite former contributors to submit a ..read more
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11 Holiday Gifts for Mama Writers & Readers
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by Michelle Chalkey
1M ago
Mama writers, get out your wish list for Santa and add some new must-haves. If you’re looking to treat yourself this holiday season (we hope you are!), these gift ideas are great for helping you improve your craft, celebrating your writing and reading life, or simply make you feel good and cozy. If your family ..read more
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Community News: Urban Education Special Issue
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by Crystal Rowe
1M ago
Literary Mama is pleased to share the following special call for submissions from M Billye Sankofa Waters and Gholdy Muhammad-Jackson. From their announcement: “ YO! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS We are working on a special issue for Urban Education titled “The First Authors: Honoring Knowledge Productions of and with Black Mothers.” We’re inviting folx to share ..read more
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Call for Submissions: Literary Mama Literary Reflections
Literary Mama
by Carrie Vittitoe
1M ago
The Literary Reflections Department of Literary Mama is seeking submissions for our March/April 2023 publication. We’re looking for original first-person essays focused on the intersection of motherhood and the creative process. More specifically, we are interested in stories of growth and/or rebirth related to literature (as in books you are reading) or as it relates ..read more
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Calls for Submissions–December 2022
Literary Mama
by Carrie Vittitoe
1M ago
Welcome to our Calls for Submissions page. Here, we’ll feature new publication opportunities for all our Mama readers. Look for updated posts every other month. If there is a ❤️ next to a call, that means the magazine or press is specifically looking for mother writers. We ❤️ all our Mamas! Literary Mama is always ..read more
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Literary Mama Special Call For Submissions: Graphic Design
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by Crystal Rowe
2M ago
We are looking for submissions for a Literary Mama 20th anniversary logo! Next year is our 20th anniversary and we are hoping some creative mamas might be interested in crafting something for our consideration. It would be used on our website, marketing materials, and social media accounts. Please submit entries to lmblogeditor [at] gmail [dot] com by ..read more
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Community News: Museum of Motherhood Yearly Conference Call for Proposals
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by Crystal Rowe
2M ago
Literary Mama is pleased to share the Call for Proposals from the Museum of Motherhood for their Yearly Conference to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida & OnlineMarch 24-26, 2023 The theme for this year’s conference is: REPRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES- Undoing m/otherhood; who has the right to talk about motherhood, who claims that status, and how ..read more
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