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Blog Posted:10/13/2013 8:01:00 AM
Here's a good one which will accept your REPRINTS from PS [just note it & temporarily remove it from Soup until they have said yes or no]
Okies ALL you fine Poet Mama's TRY HERE!
Poetry Editor: Sharon Kraus LMpoetry@literarymama.com We are looking for poems extraordinary for their vision, craft, integrity and originality. Poems of any length and form are welcomed. Maximum of four poems per submission. Please send submissions in the text of an email (please do not send attachments), and be sure to include your full name and the word "Submission" in the subject line. Please expect a response within 2-6 months. - See more at: http://www.literarymama.com/submissions#sthash.b0XQarvQ.dpuf
Literary Mama features writing by mother writers about the complexities and many faces of motherhood. We seek top-notch creative writing: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction. We also publish book reviews, and profiles of mother writers and artists. At Literary Mama, we publish writing with fresh voices, superior craft, and vivid imagery. Please review our Mission Statement and read the work on our site to find out what we like. Our specific submission guidelines are below.
General Guidelines for Creative Writing Literary Mama seeks: Short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, profiles and reviews (please see specific guidelines by department below).Writing rooted in/inspired by the experience of motherhood.Submissions written by writers of all ages who are also self-identified mothers: biological, non-biological, step, transgendered, foster, grand, or adoptive.We prefer previously unpublished work. We will consider reprints, however, if you have the rights and the work is not currently available online.Authors retain rights. Please credit us if your work is republished.
Standard response time from 3-12 weeks. Our reading periods vary; please check the specific guidelines for the department to which you wish to submit (below).Simultaneous submissions are allowed, as long as you notify us if accepted elsewhere.Electronic submissions only. Please send submissions to the appropriate departmental editors (see guidelines below). Include a brief cover letter.
What we tend to like: Revelation so stark that it hurts. Pathos can reveal, but so can humor and joy.Superior craft (clarity, concrete details, strong narrative development).Ambiguity, complexity, depth, thoughtfulness, delicacy, humor, irreverence, lyricism, sincerity; the elegant and the raw.
Special Issues Although we usually accept writing by self-defined mother-writers on the topic of mothering, we seek submissions for three special issues from people other than self-defined moms (as well as self-defined moms) on topics intimately related to mothering. We need to receive submissions for the special issues at least three months before the month in which that special issue will be published. These special issues are listed below:
October: Desiring Motherhood We seek writing about the desire to have or not to have children. This issue will explore issues of primary and secondary infertility; the effects on the human soul of reproductive technologies; concerns about having more children or not having any at all; the relationship of caregivers to the mothering role and their desires for mothering; and more.
May: Mother's Day Month We seek writing that is about mothers from the child's perspective, or from fathers, partners or other family members about the mothers they love.
June: Father's Day Month We seek writing that is about fathers from the child's perspectives; about the relationships between fathers and mothers and husbands and wives; about husbands as fathers; and by self-defined fathers about fathering and mothering (including lesbian or transexual parents who identify as fathers).
Payment Unfortunately, Literary Mama is not a paying market. We are all volunteers here: editors, writers, proofreaders, and editorial assistants. We seek mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. We also participate in book giveaways and blog tours that feature mother-writers.