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Reader Response to Birthing the Mother Writer Class 3: The Arc/Ark of Narrative

In last month’s column, Cassie Premo Steele asked readers to submit short stories that demonstrate the principles of narrative timing and scene making. Here’s the story Cassie chose, along with a Q & A between the two women.

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Editor’s Letter, January 2015

Recently, while I was scrolling through one of my social media feeds, my daughter looked over my shoulder and asked, “What’s that about?” She was pointing to the now iconic pencil drawing by Lucille Clerc, and which honors the victims …

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Editor’s Letter, December 2014

It’s the last week of school before the winter break, and I find myself clearing out closets, squishing my kids’ outgrown clothing into bins for giveaway. Maybe I toss out the odd toy or game with missing pieces. Ultimately, I’m making room for what’s to come. This is a common mindset for many of us this time of year—”Out with the old, in with the new.”

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Editor’s Letter, November 2014

The first snow of the season fell this week from where I write this letter in Toronto, Canada. A few golden leaves still cling to the maples, and many more blanket the frosty ground, so it feels like that odd …

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Blog Editors Share Tips

Interested in publishing a blog post at Literary Mama?

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Kudos

Congrats to these Literary Mamas!

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April Book Festivals

April is National Poetry Month, and there are so many places to celebrate a love of words! Attend one of these Poetry or Book Festivals and be a part of the literary community this month.

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About Us

Literary Mama believes that all mothers have a story worth sharing and honors the many faces of motherhood by publishing work that celebrates the journey as well as the job. We celebrate the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of …

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Been There, Done That – June 2019

Christine Bernier Lienke recalls and reviews Kate Hopper’s Motherhood & Words online course.

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After Page One

Laurie Phillips leans on Eudora Welty for inspiration in her writing.

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