Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
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Literary Mama is an all-volunteer organization that brings mothers together through literature. We seek self-motivated, collegial collaborators who are comfortable communicating online and expanding the reach of our journal’s community.

Please note: These are volunteer positions. All work is conducted remotely, via internet. Strong communication skills are required.
Send your resume and cover letter to lminfo (at) literarymama (dot) com.

Social Media Editor

Our Social Media Editor creates and maintains a consistent presence with Literary Mama followers to promote new features on the magazine and new posts on the blog. This editor also engages in conversations with like-minded organizations by “liking,” “sharing,” “tweeting,” “retweeting,” “pinning,” and commenting on their posts, and monitors performance metrics regarding posts, reach, and engagement. This editor works collaboratively with the Blog and Photo Editors to promote Literary Mama.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Proficient with numerous social media platforms
  • Knowledgeable about social media marketing metrics
  • Thinks like a marketer and understands how social media can be used to promote a product
  • Experience with group email and cloud-sharing programs
  • 2 to 3 hours a week


Reviews Editor

Our Reviews Editors coordinate and work with writers to assign book reviews exploring literary work about any form of motherhood. We review both newly released work and older books that we consider to be important to the genre.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Experienced in writing, editing, and critiquing as evidenced by publication credits, teaching career, or writing group participation
  • Previous experience reviewing books
  • Organized, detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Open-minded and able to find something positive about any piece of writing
  • Knowledgeable, or a willingness to learn, about Gmail, Google groups, WordPress, Chicago Manual of Style
  • 4 to 6 hours a week, depending on the number of submissions in the department

 


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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