As we turn the corner into 2021, many of us are reexamining the past, and looking towards a new and reimagined future. What better time, then, to reexamine Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”, as Anna Hundert does in her essay for Ploughshares.
During the month of January, editor-in-chief Amanda Jaros will offer free editorial feedback on up to 1,000 words of writing to people who donate $25 or more to nonprofit organizations in the literary arts that support people traditionally underrepresented or marginalized.
Welcome to Craft Talks. In this bi-monthly post, we’ll have a mini-interview with our own editors about craft, what they look for in submissions, and all things writing. Today, I talked with Kristen Mulrooney, Creative Nonfiction and Fiction Editorial Assistant. She told me about Mary Oliver and the delight of reading unexpected submissions. ~ 1. […]
As a child, if I was disappointed about something, my mom would encourage me to look at the bright side. She would then proceed to take me on a cheery, verbal trip to said bright side, explaining and enumerating its advantages. With all the suffering that exists, excavating the advantages of this time can be […]
Today, I talked with Kimberly Lee, Literary Reflections Editorial Assistant. She told me about her path from law to Literary Mama, taking time to pause, and the importance of voice in telling our stories.
For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive, and we post our favorites on the blog. This month’s writing prompt is inspired by Victoria Livingstone’s Exhaustion and Rest: Motherhood and Creativity and Linda Collins’s Write of Passage: Telling […]
Welcome to our Calls for Submissions page. Here, we’ll feature new publication opportunities for all our Mama readers. Look for updated posts each 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 open […]
Literary Mama is proud to announce these five short stories for Best Small Fictions! Congrats! “One Slow-Motion Moment” by Hannah Grieco ~ “Test Results” by Amy Lyons ~ “Marbles, Lost” by Briana Maley ~ “To Wish and Wish and Wish Properly” by Katie Venit ~ “Guilt Free” by Sarah Mesa Wright
Literary Mama is thrilled to announce these Pushcart nominations! Congrats to all! “Dragonfly Daughter” by Trish Hopkinson – Poetry – May 2020 ~ “The Fall” by Morrow Dowdle – Poetry – March 2020 ~ “Guilt Free” by Sara Mesa Wright – Fiction – July/August 2020 ~ “Coffee Shop” by Lisa Williamson Rosenberg – Fiction – […]
Welcome to our new Literary Mama blog series: Craft Talks. In this bi-monthly post, we’ll have a mini-interview with our own editors about craft, what they look for in submissions, and all things writing. Today, I talked with Stephanie Buesinger, Blog and Photo Editor at Literary Mama. She told me about her journey to Literary […]