Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
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The East Bay Monthly is now accepting first-person essays (900 words maximum) from San Francisco Bay Area writers for possible publication this summer. The theme:

A hard choice

To submit, paste the essay into your email to and attach as a Word document (".doc," not ".docx" file). Please include your name, email address, and phone number on every page. Deadline, Monday, April 12.

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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