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Congrats to these LM staffers and contributors!

Stefanie Freele, Fiction contributor: "My new short story collection, Surrounded by Water, including two short shorts originally published in Literary Mama (Kicky Feet and Keeping Track of Insects), is in the midst of being released by Press 53 and is now available for pre-order."

Suzanne Kamata, Fiction Co-Editor: "My short story collection The Beautiful One Has Come: Stories has received a 2012 Silver Nautilus Award. The Nautilus Awards are given in recognition of books that 'promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time stimulate the imagination and offer the reader new possibilities for a better life and a better world.' It's also been awarded the Winner in the Short Story - Fiction category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!"

Kristina Riggle, Fiction Co-Editor: "My upcoming novel, Keepsake (June 26 release), garnered a starred review from Booklist. From the review: "Riggle offers a marvelous and sensitive portrayal of rich, full characters, using realistic dialogue and intriguing secondary subplots. The housecleaning scenes leave the reader feeling horrified yet sympathetic at the same time. She also employs a light sense of humor, while never making fun of the disorder at hand. Highly recommended."

The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editor is Rudri Patel; read her bio here.

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