Ericka Lutz and Marjorie Osterhout have taken on Senior Editor roles at Literary Mama. Ericka is responsible for the content side, bringing to the page the same fresh and bold content you've come to expect from Literary Mama. Marjorie will be making the very complicated technical side of running a web site look effortless. Amy Hudock continues to act as Editor-in-Chief. Andrea Buchanan, Managing Editor, is on hiatus for the summer but you can catch up with her on her blog.
Ericka Lutz will be teaching a four-week course through mediabistro.com on Writing and Reading Your Short Fiction in San Francisco (July 17-August 7). Ericka recently read one of her short stories at the Boston Fiction Festival.
DotMoms recently featured an interview with Managing Editor, Andrea Buchanan where she discussed Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined .
If you've ever thought about submitting something to Literary Mama, you might want to check out the LM Editors' column, Mama Sez. Creative Non-Fiction Writers might want to read Editor Jennifer Margulis's tips for getting published in her two-part essay On Rejection. And those who like to end their pieces about mothering with "but it was all worth it" might want to read Shari MacDonald Strong's Pat Is a Name, Not an Ending.
Suzanne Kamata, Fiction Co-Editor will have an essay published in the upcoming anthology about mothering, Not What I Expected.
Poetry Editor Rachel Iverson has been accepted into the fiction program at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is starting the workshop this week and we look forward to hearing about her experiences at one of the country's most well-regarded writing programs.