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Fatherhood Submissions

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We are seeking writing that is about fathers from the child's perspective for the month of June; the relationships between fathers and mothers and husbands and wives; about husbands as fathers; and by self-defined fathers about fathering and mothering (including lesbian or transexual parents who identify as fathers).

Submissions and Formatting:

Submissions should be double-spaced, 500-7,000 words.
Please do not send queries. We consider only complete pieces.
Please send submissions in the text of an email (please do not send attachments) to lmnonfiction (at) literarymama (dot) com

Multiple submissions -- If you are sending your submission out to more than one market, please let us know.

Cover letters -- please include a brief cover letter with your submission. This letter should include a short biography, mention of other places you have been published, and why your submission is right for Literary Mama.

Please include the word Submission and the NAME OF YOUR PIECE in the subject line of the email. If you do not, our computers may read your email as spam and we may never get a chance to read your prose.

If your submission has already been published, mention that fact in your cover letter. If it is available on the Web, we are not interested in publishing it at Literary Mama.
Contact information -- All submissions must include contact information for the author: name, address, phone number, email.

Please send only your best work. We are not interested in rough drafts.
Please send only ONE submission at a time.


Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.


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Hi, What is the deadline? I remember seeing on your old site that the submission deadline was the end of the month prior (which would mean April 30). Is that still true? Thanks, Stacy
We're extending the deadline this year, but please try to get work in by the 2nd week of May. Thanks!
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