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Literary Mama believes that all mothers have a story worth sharing and honors the many faces of motherhood by publishing work that celebrates the journey as well as the job. We look for work that celebrates the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of becoming a mother through words and images that may be so stark it hurts. We welcome perspectives that challenge us to examine motherhood through a variety of lenses, that cross boundaries of race, gender, age, or income and encourage community building. Since 2003, we have featured poetry, fiction, columns, and creative nonfiction. Our Literary Reflections department offers an inside look at the writing process for both new and seasoned writers, while our book reviews and author profiles highlight mother-writers who are well established in their careers. Literary Mama functions as a collective of volunteer writers, editors and columnists. The magazine was launched in California, and now our staff and writers hail from all over the United States and across the world.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2002

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Females, Specific group.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Children/Family (General, Adoption, Parenting/Child care), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Children/Family (General, Adoption, Parenting/Child care), Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview Interview750 - 2,500 words.
Review Review800 - 2,000 words.
Essay Essay1,500 - 3,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction500 - 7,000 words.
Book Excerpt Book Excerpt500 - 7,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Children/Family (General, Adoption, Parenting/Child care), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Children/Family (General, Adoption, Parenting/Child care), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2019
Last Checked: 22 Oct 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Jul 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 May 2006

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