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Congrats to these Literary Mamas!

 

Ona Gritz, Columnist:  "My first full-length collection of poems will be out soon. Geode was chosen as a finalist for The Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and is forthcoming from their press in February. It is now available for pre-order at their online store.

"Of the collection, Hettie Jones writes: 'Ona Gritz writes her life in a sequence of beautifully observed and crafted moments, with superb control, not a line out of line. Disabled yet unsparing of herself, she claims her kin. But her emotional depth, her honesty, and the clarity of her voice will reach every reader--she’s akin to us all. This is a fine collection.'"
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Karen Skolfield, Contributor: "My book, Frost in the Low Areas was awarded the First Book Award for Poetry from Zone 3 Press. It's available through Amazon or at Zone 3 Press, with free shipping."

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Rachel Macy Stafford, Contributor:  "Hands Free Mama, my book about seizing the little moments that life offers us is available for pre-order."

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Lisa Sadikman, profiles editor: "The Huffington Post picked up a piece I wrote on my blog about being present. Read it here."

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Karna Converse, Blog Editor:  "I was surprised to see an essay I wrote in 2005 and read on Iowa Public Radio in 2006, "A Piece of Their Hearts," listed as one of five featured essays on at the This I Believe project website."

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Susan Ito, Columnist and Creative Nonfiction Editor: "I have an essay out in the new anthology The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage, was selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes. The essay, Aleksandra Crapanzano's "Lobster Lessons," is a beautiful piece about learning to cook for her husband's elderly great aunt."

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Suzanne Kamata, Fiction Editor:  "My essay "The Caves of Chattanooga," one in a series about traveling with my daughter who uses a wheelchair, was just published in Monday Coffee and Other stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs edited by Liz Whitacre and Darolyn Lyn Jones. (I responded to a call for manuscripts in the Literary Mama blog.)"

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Katherine Barrett, Reviews and Profiles Editor: "I am very pleased to announce Understorey Magazine, a new online literary magazine about motherhood in Nova Scotia, Canada. Understorey publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers both established and new. We aim to represent the diversity of women in Nova Scotia and the breadth of their motherhood experience. The magazine is a project of the Second Story Women's Centre in Lunenburg and is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage. We'll publish our first issue in late November, 2013. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

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Camille-Yvette Welsch, Reviews Editor:  "I just had two poems, "Ending" and "After Her Death," accepted into The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss. In the poems, I write about the death of my aunt and how our family, particularly my mother, coped with the loss. The digital anthology, edited by Tanya Chernov, will be published in March by FastForeward, a division of Foreward Literary; all proceeds will benefit the  National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance."

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Kristina Riggle, Fiction Editor: "My new novel, The Whole Golden World, is now out and has received reviews including "a riveting and thought-provoking page-turner" (Bookreporter.com), "Excellent pacing, well-rounded characters, and titillating plot make  The Whole Golden World, truly brilliant," (Bloggers Recommend newsletter) and "Riggle masterfully unfolds the families’ stories with just the right pace, tone, and drama, uncovering plenty of family secrets and emotional struggles without making it a soap opera," (Booklist, starred review)."

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Kate Hopper, Literary Reflections Editor: "My memoir, Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, was released in October and has been called "a story that bucks the traditional narrative while offering women a model of what it means to be a mother and be wholly, incorrigibly yourself." And:  Thanks to the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the University of Minnesota Press, 60 copies of the book have been gifted to U.S. and Canadian hospital NICUs."

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Kate Haas, Creative Nonfiction Editor:  "My essay, Under the Knife, was published on Full Grown People (the new literary venture of Brain, Child co-founder Jennifer Neisslein). It tells the story of how medical memoirs and TV hospital dramas weren’t my best preparation for surgery, after all.   Kveller.com published my essay, If at First You Don't Sukkah Succeed, Try Try Again, about a not particularly crafty person (that would be me) building a sukkah on a budget."

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Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Column Editor: "My novel-in-poems, Steam Laundry (Red Hen Press) won the 2013 WILLA Literary Award for Poetry. Earlier this fall, I was awarded a Boochever Fellowship in Literary Arts from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. I have had new poems appear recently in diode, Common-placeBellingham Review, and Fourteen Hills."

 

 


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 editors are Laura Roberts and Rudri Patel; read their bios here and here.


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