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Congratulations to these Literary Mama staff members!

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Amanda Fields co-edited My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After, which was published by The Experiment in May 2019. It's available in print, digital, and audio formats.  Fields also participated in two launch readings: at the KGB Bar Red Room in NYC with contributors Judy Batalion, Sara Bates, Nicole Cooley, LaToya Jordan, Rachel Moritz, and Robin Schoenthaler, and at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis with contributors Daniela Montoya-Barthelemy, Rachel Moritz, and SooJin Pate. Contributor Elizabeth Noll's essay was excerpted in Salon.

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Nicknames With A Nice Ring to Them, by Creative Nonfiction editor Kate Haas, appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine in June - her fifth publication in the Globe's Connections column. Later that month ParentMap published two of her essays: Should You Force Your Teen to Volunteer? and I Was Haunted by Painful School Memories - Until My Son's Fifth Grade Promotion.

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Felicity Landa's essay "Dear Sarah" was published on Raising MothersFelicity was also featured on the Lit Mag Love podcast to discuss her role as a fiction editor for Literary Mama.

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Libby Maxey’s poems appear in the latest issues of Emrys, Lily Poetry Review, and Common Ground Review, and in Pilgrimage Magazine’s “Flora, Fauna, & Lore” issue. Online, her work is in the new issue of Virga, and she has also added to the trail over at BreadcrumbsHer first poetry chapbook, Kairos, winner of the 2018 New Women’s Voices prize, was released by Finishing Line Press in June.

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Rudri Bhatt Patel published the piece, "An Indigenous Community Deepens its Agricultural Roots in Tucson's San Xavier Farm" in Civil Eats. She also published the creative nonfiction flash piece,  The Five Stages of Becoming, in Pidgeonholes. She  published the article, "The New Etiquette of Friendship," in Your Teen Magazine.

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Profiles Editor Susan Rowe had two short stories published this spring. Her story "Handyman" appeared in the spring issue of The Louisville Review and the triptych story "Executive Order" appeared in the 2019 issue of Clackamas Literary Review.

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Fiction Editor Colleen Kearney Rich has two pieces of flash fiction published in the online journal KYSO Flash: Haints and Dead Time.

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In fiction news, Jamie Sumner’s middle grade novel, ROLL WITH IT, was given a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her nonfiction essay in the New York Times described the difficulty in finding adequate summer camps for kids with special needs. And in the Washington Post she shared how her oldest son found a creative way to communicate using this shirt from Target and also offered some advice for fellow parents of a child who struggles with self-control.


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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