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Calling all Published Parents…

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Are you a published author with kids? Pen Parentis seeks short (up to 250 words) essays about writing while parenting for possible publication on their new website (Pen Parentis). Submit an email mss (no attachments please) to Please include your name, a very short bio (list most important 3 credits only) and number of kids with ages (no names). We welcome rants, advice, humor, calls for help—anything true about the near-impossibility of trying to keep a writing career going while also trying to be a good parent. Include a link to your author website if you wish. We are building a community of published parent writers. Deadline: December 15, 2009 but early submission is a plus. No fee.

Caroline M. Grant served on the editorial board of Literary Mama for over ten years, including five as Editor-in-Chief. She is currently Associate Director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which provides grants to writers and artists with children.

She is the co-editor of two anthologies: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Roost Books, 2013) and Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her column, Mama at the Movies, ran on Literary Mama for six years; she has published essays in a number of other journals and anthologies.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons; she writes about food and family on her blog and at Learning to Eat. Visit her website for more information, including clips from her radio and television events.

Caroline is former editor-in-chief for Literary Mama.

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