Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Call for Submissions: The Mom Egg

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The Mom Egg publishes sharp, articulate, inventive work by mothers about everything and by everyone about mothers and motherhood. So if you are not a (self-identified) mother, your work should deal with mothers or motherhood.

Submissions period for poetry, fiction, creative prose and art for The Mom Egg 2012 Vol. 10 will be July 15 through Sept. 30, 2011. The issue will be a themed issue on "The Body"--the human body, of course, but also bodies of work, water, land, the body politic or corporate, the mind/body, etc. Submissions must relate to that theme to be considered.

Please include a brief, 3-5 line bio and cover letter. Submissions will be accepted via our new submissions manager (link below). Up to 5 poems; prose and fiction up to 850 words.

For submissions of book reviews, interviews and literary criticism, videos or computer-based works, please query first at

Submit through our online submissions manager by visiting the website.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know promptly if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Email for notifications is

We choose pieces based on artistic merit. We are a labor of love, and are unable to pay for pieces at this time.

The Mom Egg acquires first-time publication rights to the piece. We also reserve the right to republish it in a future electronic and/or print edition or anthology. Back issues are archived indefinitely. Rights return to the authors after publication: authors retain their copyright, so after their contribution has appeared in The Mom Egg, they may republish their text in any manner they wish--electronic or print--with acknowledgment of The Mom Egg as the original place of publication.

Jessica DeVoe Riley, MS, is a special educator in rural California. Her writing has won the South West Writers competition and is published in Thema and Marginalia. She currently writes for the Council for Exceptional Children’s Reality 101 blog for new teachers. You can reach her through her personal blog, All Rileyed Up, or follow her on Twitter.

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