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Literary Mama's Profiles Department needs an editorial assistant.

The editorial assistant proof-reads and copy-edits approximately 1 profile per month, which is usually published the fourth Sunday of each month. Copy-editing duties include: copy-editing prose for punctuation and usage errors, verifying that external links work, creating additional links as requested by the editors, and communicating with the editors about the copyediting timeline and process. The Profiles and Reviews editorial assistants also occasionally shuffle duties when necessary. Some knowledge of HTML is useful. Editorial assistants are welcome to contribute to editorial conversations about profiles and reviews.

Interested? Please e-mail an application letter and resume by February 1st to LMinfo at literarymama dot com


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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