As you read the January/February 2024 issue, I hope you reflect on your personal transitions and evolutions as writers and mothers, evaluating how far you’ve come and what you hope to learn as you continue writing and mothering. It’s a humbling journey, certainly, but one that comes with extraordinary and lasting life lessons.
For the past 20 years, staff members have treated writers with kindness and respect, regardless of where they were on their writing journey. At Literary Mama, we love all mama writers and want them to shine. And shine they do.
Twenty years ago, a staff of volunteers began a magazine that insisted, against all literary odds, that the stories of mothers mattered. Now, narratives about motherhood are having a moment, in no small part because we have stubbornly inhabited the spaces of literature.
It is hard to believe Literary Mama has been publishing writing about motherhood for twenty years. We have been fortunate to continue to thrive thanks to two decades worth of women dedicating their time in the midst of having babies, raising children, establishing careers, and maintaining or ending marriages. 110 women, to be exact.