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Literary Mama is Hiring!

We're looking for 2 individuals—a Fiction Editor and a Photo Editor—to join our efforts in publishing literary writing about motherhood.

Please note: These are volunteer positions. All work is conducted remotely, via internet.
Send your resume and cover letter to lminfo (at) literarymama (dot) com by May 2, 2018.

The Details


Photo Editor

The Photo Editor overseas the Photography Department, alone or with one other editor, to research and contact photographers in order to build a library of compelling images for our website and generate creative ideas for images to pair with pieces.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Technically proficient in photography
  • Experience as a photo editor and/or photographer a plus.
  • Open-minded, diplomatic, and interested in mothercentric literary writing
  • Proficient with content management systems, group email conversations, and cloud-sharing programs
  • 2-4 hours a week


Fiction Editor

Our Fiction Editors work together to assess submissions and determine whether to accept, reject, or work with a writer on a particular submission. Editors must have a keen interest and understanding of the genre, as they work with writers to revise pieces for publication.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Experienced in writing, editing, and critiquing as evidenced by publication credits, teaching career, or writing group participation
  • Open-minded and able to find something positive about any piece of writing
  • Knowledgeable, or a willingness to learn, about group email conversations, editing software, cloud-sharing programs, and content management systems
  • 4 to 6 hours a week, depending on the number of submissions in the department


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Our current team hails from nearly 30 locations throughout the world and includes communications professionals, university professors, MFA students, writers, editors, copyeditors, and photographers. We'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 hope you agree. We look forward to meeting you!


Amanda Jaros is a freelance writer living in Ithaca, NY. Her essay “Blood Mountain” won the 2017 Notes From the Field contest at Flyway Journal. Other work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines including Terrain.org, NewfoundLife in the Finger Lakes Magazine, Highlights for Children, and Cargo Literary. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University.


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