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Tips From the Editors: Fiction

Blog Editor

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.


Tips from the Editors: Creative Nonfiction

Blog Editor

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.


Writing Prompt: Literary Reflections

Susan Rowe

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.


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Susan Rowe

Last month, we invited readers to share responses to a writing prompt inspired by Angie Romines’ essay “Mother Mary.” We asked readers to tell us about a mother-figure who helped them see a truer version of themselves.


Tips from the Editors: Columns

Blog Editor

You want to write a column for Literary Mama, but what comes first? How does your work go from a pitch email to monthly publication? This month, Columns editors Whitney Archer and Denise Guibord share insight on what they look for and what they love to see in their inbox.


Writing Prompt: Literary Reflections

Susan Rowe

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.


Tips from the Editors: Literary Reflections

Blog Editor

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.


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Whitney Archer

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. …


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Whitney Archer

Last month, we invited readers to share responses to a writing prompt inspired by Wendy Gordon’s essay “An Unsettled Mother in an Unsettled World” and Kelli Zaytoun’s essay, “Bearing the Body in Paradox.” We asked readers to tell us how contradictions inform their stories and their lives. Here is Lorisha Adams’ response.


Writing Prompt Reader Response

Whitney Archer

Last month, we invited readers to share their response to a writing prompt inspired by Ruth Dawkins’ essay, “Confessions of a Diary Writer” and Billie Hinton’s essay, “The Great Height and the Long View.” We asked readers to tell us how they recorded your memories from your childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and how that influences the stories their children tell. Here is Alzala Singleton’s response.