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A Special Issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly

Call for Papers: MOTHER Guest Editors: Nicole Cooley and Pamela Stone We have entered a motherhood moment–from celebrity mom baby-bump sightings to recent televised debates between “stay at home moms” and “working moms,” from “welfare mothers” to “Alpha moms,” images …

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Women Writing on Family: Writing, Publishing, and Teaching Tips by U.S. Women Writers

Seeking submissions for a book about women writing about family…. Foreword: Robbi Hess, Journalist, co-author, Complete Idiot’s Guide to 30,000 Baby Names (Penguin Books); Editor, Byline Magazine Afterword: Suzanne Bunkers, Professor of English, Minnesota State University, editor of Diaries of …

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skirt! Magazine

Skirt!® Magazine is looking for essay submissions: Contributor Guidelines for Writers/Authors Skirt!® Magazine 7 Radcliffe Street, Suite 302 Charleston, SC 29403 Phone: (843) 958-0027 Fax: (843) 958-0029 Email: editor@skirt.com We want every issue of Skirt!® to reflect the variety and …

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A Cup of Comfort

Six Great Publishing Opportunities for Personal Stories in the following categories: Loved Ones of People with Alzheimers (last call) Divorced Women (deadline extended) Breast Cancer Survivors (with Redbook Magazine, deadline extended) Military Families (new) New Mothers (new) Adoptive Families (new) …

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Poetry Wanted for Parent Blessings book

POETRY needed for PARENT BLESSINGS (previously titled PARENT PRAYERS) is geared specifically for parents and will have the same spiritual tone as BABY BLESSINGS. The intention of the book is to provide insight, joy, and support for parents throughout their …

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Women writing op-eds

Fellow LM editor Caroline Grant sent me a link to this recent NYT article about Cathy Orenstein teaching women to write op-eds. My favorite quote? “I try to convey the idea that there is a responsibility,” she said. “Op-ed pages …

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An Interview with Jessica Berger Gross

Jessica Jernigan: What made you decide to put this anthology together? Jessica Berger Gross: I’d always wanted to be a mother and in the months it took me to get pregnant, I came to put more and more stock in …

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Happy Birthday to Literary Mama

Three years ago, LiteraryMama.com hit the web for the first time. Our main mission: connecting mama readers with mama writers. As I look at the scrapbook that commemorates that birth, I see images of the real-time writing support group that …

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The Well-Turned Column

My great-grandfather was a fireman. Not the kind who rescues people from burning buildings; rather, he worked for the railroad, shoveling coal into the firebox of a steam engine. A poorly educated man, he was lucky enough to have a …

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Father Writing: Floundering or Flourishing?

Happy Father’s Day! People who identify as fathers — male or female — join us this month at Literary Mama in honor of fathers and fatherhood. Like other mother-centered publications, we include father writers, even though our focus is not …

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