May 26, 2017
If you’re like me, you know that the best reading experiences are those where the story is so gripping that the real world melts away. This month, our staff offer a list of books we found so engaging we just had to share them. If you’re looking for your next page-turner, we have you covered.
May 23, 2017
For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive and we post our favorites on the blog.
May 22, 2017
In this week’s guest post, writing and motherhood pull us apart but put us back together again in a whole different way.
May 18, 2017
You’ve written it, but now it needs a home. How does a submission make the cut? In this series, the editors at Literary Mama offer their thoughts on the process. This month, Literary Reflections editors Andrea Lani and Libby Maxey share with readers some insight into the pieces they love and the submissions they seek.
May 17, 2017
I have a love-hate relationship with obituaries.
To my college journalism professor, they were a teaching tool and one of the best ways to emphasize how important the 5Ws of the lede paragraph were to a newspaper story. His logic made sense, especially because the obituary desk was the first job for many newspaper reporters in my part of the world in the mid-1980s.
May 15, 2017
This week, Gemma Clarke reveals what she’s learned about the secret to successful writing.
May 8, 2017
In this week’s guest post, Marija Smits learns to appreciate oddities.
May 3, 2017
On the first Wednesday of each month, Literary Mama shares a list of current calls for submissions. Good luck sending your work out into the world!
May 2, 2017
Last month, we invited readers to share responses to a writing prompt inspired by Stefanie Cole’s essay “The Daughter I Need.” We asked readers to tell us how their children help soften a black-and-white view. Here is Jennifer Davis’ response. …
April 28, 2017
For National Poetry Month, this month’s Now Reading roundup is dedicated to all things poetry.
On our blog, you’ll find calls for submissions as well as guest posts that motivate and inspire. Read more about submitting your thoughts to our After Page One series here.