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Literary Mama is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit!

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We're happy to announce that Literary Mama is now an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization! For 16 years, our goal has been to create a place for mother writers to publish their work and narrate the multifaceted experiences of motherhood. In addition to offering a venue, we also work to create a community of support where we can expand our notions of motherhood and hear as many stories as possible. Literary Mama has been a force in jumpstarting the publication careers of many of our writers and staff.

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All these years, though, Literary Mama has been a labor of love operated by volunteers. Because we want to continue to grow the opportunities for mother writers, one of our primary goals as a nonprofit is to pay the writers who publish at Literary Mama. Raising funds will also help us cover basic operating expenses and redesign our website to make it friendlier across various platforms.

If you've found inspiration for your own writing or recognized your own motherhood experience here, consider a donation. If you've met a new author to love, discovered a favorite among our book reviews, or found a home for your own writing here, please help us ensure a sustainable future for Literary Mama. We ask you to consider giving a donation today. No amount is too small.

Literary Mama is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support of the Literary Mama community!

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, 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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