Submission Guidelines: Fiction
Editors: Sarah Dalton and Lolita Pierce
literarymamafiction (at) gmail (dot) com
The fiction department seeks stories up to 5000 words, including flash fiction.
We publish writing that reflects some aspect of the mothering experience. We love stories with strong narrative structure, complex characters, beautiful language, and complicated themes. Review our General Submission Guidelines for additional tips.
Rather than sending an attachment, please paste submissions directly into the body of the email, along with a brief cover letter. Place “Fiction Submission—[Your Name]” in the subject heading. Submissions should be in the following format: 12-point type, with one space between paragraphs.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us if you need to withdraw your manuscript.
We typically respond within three months. If you do not hear back from us within that time frame, please feel free to query.
We look forward to reading your work!