Are you a published author with kids? Pen Parentis seeks short (up to 250 words) essays about writing while parenting for possible publication on their new website (Pen Parentis). Submit an email mss (no attachments please) to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, a very short bio (list most important 3 credits only) and number of kids with ages (no names). We welcome rants, advice, humor, calls for help—anything true about the near-impossibility of trying to keep a writing career going while also trying to be a good parent. Include a link to your author website if you wish. We are building a community of published parent writers. Deadline: December 15, 2009 but early submission is a plus. No fee.