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Calls for Submissions — June 2014

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On the first Wednesday of each month, Literary Mama shares a list of current calls for submissions.  Throughout the month we share new calls for submissions via Facebook and Twitter, so if you want to be kept in the loop, make sure to find us one place and/or the other.

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Understorey Magazine seeks fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry about motherhood for the next issue.  "We define motherhood broadly and welcome diverse voices and perspectives. Published writers receive a small honorarium. Open to writers who live in (or have a close connection with) Nova Scotia, Canada. Please see our guidelines. "

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Pilgrimage Magazine seeks creative work for their print quarterly.   Topics of two upcoming issues may prove of particular interest to mama writers:  "Silence and Sound" and "Sleep."   Check out their guidelines if you have a piece that fits.  The "Silence and Sound" reading period ends in June.

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We have a call from Minerva Rising.  It is an "independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We publish thought-provoking fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry and essays by women writers and artists." Start working on now on your submissions for their upcoming reading periods. Editors will begin reading for an issue on wilderness on June 15th and for an issue on loneliness in October.  Both issues might speak to you as a mama writer.  See these guidelines for more information.  

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Monkey Star Press has an upcoming deadline  for a mom-based anthology.  Adventures in Potty Training" pieces are due by June 30th.  They seek essays of 700-1200 words as well as poems, lists, and flash memoirs. The press compensates for publicaton. For full submission guidelines, see  http://www.monkeystarpress.com/p/call-for-submissions.html

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Goddard College's BFA program is starting a new literary magazine.  From the new editors: "DUENDE seeks authenticity & soulfulness, earthiness & expressiveness; as Lorca said, DUENDE  'climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.'  The first issue debuts online in October. Writers from underrepresented groups especially welcome. Visit duendeliterary.org for complete guidelines."

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Barn Owl Review has just opened its reading period for this year.  They welcome submissions of 3-5 poems.   This eclectic print journal welcomes new writers as well as established ones.  For full information on submitting via Submittable, see their guidelines.

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If you have information on calls for submissions not listed here that you think Literary Mama readers would appreciate knowing about, please e-mail us at LMblogcontact (at) literarymama (dot) com.


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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