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Shout out to Staff

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For more than 12 years, Literary Mama's all-volunteer staff has been dedicated to providing a smart, diverse venue for mama-centric stories. Our current team hails from nearly 30 locations throughout the world and includes communications professionals, university professors, MFA students, writers, editors, copyeditors, photographers, and moms.

Literary Mama staff - 2016

Literary Mama staff - 2016

These folks are reading, responding to, embracing, and nurturing as many of your submissions as possible to publication. They're passionate about motherhood, the written word, and the community that brings the two together. We believe we inhabit a unique space in the publishing world and are proud to introduce you to our team.

Please help us celebrate our staff: Read their bios. Visit their personal websites. Find them on social media.

Karna ConverseĀ is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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