Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Submission Guidelines: Fiction

Editors: Colleen Kearney Rich and Felicity Landa

LMfiction (at) literarymama (dot) com

The fiction department seeks fiction up to 5,000 words. 

We publish fiction that reflects some aspect of the mothering experience. We love stories with strong narrative structure, complex characters, beautiful language, and complicated themes. 

Please send submissions in the body of the email, along with a brief cover letter. Put "Fiction Submission from [Your Name]" in the subject heading. We typically respond within three months. If you do not hear back from us within that time frame please feel free to query. 

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please inform us if you need to withdraw your manuscript. 

Format: 12-point type; one space between paragraphs.

Review our General Submission Guidelines and check out this blog post for more tips.