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.
This year for Giving Tuesday, we are asking for your help in supporting our anthology project. Whether you’re new to Literary Mama, or have been a longtime reader, we hope that you find value and enjoyment in the journal and will find more to appreciate in our forthcoming anthology.