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The Mother of all Zines is Back!

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Mamaphiles, the mama-zine compilation, announces the publication of its third issue. In this installment, twenty-five zine-writing mamas (including Literary Mama's Creative Nonfiction Co-Editor Kate Haas) and one papa take on the theme "Coming Home." Contributors range from zine veterans like Ariel Gore of Hip Mama to young mothers brand-new to zines. Packed with essays, poetry, artwork and photos, Mamaphiles is a comprehensive introduction to the vibrant mama zine community (or a good way to check in with old favorites). Ordering information at

Shari MacDonald Strong is the editor of The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change and wrote the column Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance. Her essay, “On Wanting a Girl,” appears in the anthology, It’s a Girl, and she has been published in a number of publications, including Geez magazine. Shari worked as an editor and copywriter in the publishing industry for 15 years. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, photojournalist Craig Strong, and their children: grade-schooler Eugenia, born in Russia, and preschool sons Will and Mac, born via gestational surrogacy.

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