The Mom Egg publishes sharp, articulate, inventive work by mothers about everything and by everyone about mothers and motherhood. So if you are not a (self-identified) mother, your work should deal with mothers or motherhood.
Submissions period for poetry, fiction, creative prose and art for The Mom Egg 2012 Vol. 10 will be July 15 through Sept. 30, 2011. The issue will be a themed issue on “The Body”–the human body, of course, but also bodies of work, water, land, the body politic or corporate, the mind/body, etc. Submissions must relate to that theme to be considered.
Please include a brief, 3-5 line bio and cover letter. Submissions will be accepted via our new submissions manager (link below). Up to 5 poems; prose and fiction up to 850 words.
For submissions of book reviews, interviews and literary criticism, videos or computer-based works, please query first at email@example.com.
Submit through our online submissions manager by visiting the website.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know promptly if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Email for notifications is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We choose pieces based on artistic merit. We are a labor of love, and are unable to pay for pieces at this time.
The Mom Egg acquires first-time publication rights to the piece. We also reserve the right to republish it in a future electronic and/or print edition or anthology. Back issues are archived indefinitely. Rights return to the authors after publication: authors retain their copyright, so after their contribution has appeared in The Mom Egg, they may republish their text in any manner they wish–electronic or print–with acknowledgment of The Mom Egg as the original place of publication.