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Mama Sez and Other Opinionated Writing

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Literary Mama has launched two new sections for your reading pleasure.

LM's new Op-Ed section features blistering, humorous, controversial, and of course opinionated commentary. Check out the latest piece by Susi Elkins about the Bush Administration, Budget Cuts and Big Bird. And if you have something to say, let our Op-Eds department know. We're always loking for fresh and opinionated voices.

Mama Sez is a new column which features the voices of Literary Mama's editors discussing hot topics in mother writing. The aim of this column is to be more of a discussion forum for mother writers and we welcome your comments (and we do mean you, yes you, sitting in the back row there, averting your eyes).

The current column deals with the frustration of mother writers who have been told by the publishing world that mothering has been 'played out': that the handful of texts about mothering is sufficient, and what the world really needs are more books about the Civil War, polar expeditions, the Kennedy clan and golf. We'd love to hear what you're reading, the impact mother writers have had on you (can you even imagine a world without Operating Instructions?), and your rejection stories.

Jen Lawrence is an MBA and former banker who left the world of finance for the world of sippy cups and goldfish crackers. She writes about her experiences on her blog MUBAR (Mothered Up Beyond All Recognition). She is an Editorial Assistant for Literary Mama’s Reviews section and also contributes to the Literary Mama blog. Her work has appeared in The Philosophical Mother. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.

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