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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


Calling ALL Mama's


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

Submissions

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. 

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Good on you nette, I bet they will love your verses!

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:24:00 PM
    i have been featured on an online mag, debbie... it's theme is something like this.. will give it a try!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:22:00 PM
    I'm glad Susan, you spread your wings too!

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Thanks Debbie for this info! I already checked it out and they post some good poetry, so I definitely will be submitting. Thanks again!

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:32:00 AM
    Ruben you can still write on the TOPIC of Mothering.....

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Ruben I will look for something which fits you better LOL

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:22:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this information, Deborah! What about if the Soupers Papas submit their entries using a "Mama's" pen name? Is it like cheating? Illegal? Have a great Monday!

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:06:00 PM
    hmmm, I don't think I have too much in the way of this kind of poetry, just a few trite pieces on my kids!! thanks for the info though!! I bet some people will really benefit from this.

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Oh good thanks ladies, I will be glad to proof read for you. ;) Light & Love

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:34:00 PM
    I'm interested Debbie. Just short on time today. Thanks!! Love and blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Hi dear Deborah...Just leave it for sometime dear.Im.sure it would be seen later..Remember its the weekend : ) I might give it a try dear with a poem about mom or one bout my daughter..Tnks so much and have a lovely sunday.Its midnight here so its time to say goodnight..and good afternoon to your side of the moon : )

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 5:12:00 PM
    No interest aye? Okies I will leave it up for a day, then take it down. L & L

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7/22/2014Peek A BooVersebaby,
7/19/2014Ride Sally RideBalladsexy,
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7/19/2014Turtle BridgeFree versemythology,
7/17/2014The Scent of WaterVerselife,
7/15/2014The Great Turtle and Sky Woman Rhymemythology,
7/12/2014The Clarity of EyeSonnetuplifting,visionary,
7/11/2014Shattered StagesVerseloss,
7/4/2014Debbie's Rhyme SchemaVersefun,
7/1/2014Moonlight KissesGhazalsea,
6/25/2014SomnabulantSijonature,
6/24/2014Going DownLimericklust,
6/24/2014Dick's PickLimerickgirlfriend,
6/24/2014PenanceVersefaith,
6/17/2014Lord Harry's FrontLimerickfunny,gender,
6/13/2014Sea SawVersesea,
6/10/2014Dream CatchersSijoappreciation,change,
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6/7/2014The Virgin, the Villian and the Black DogSonnetlost love,
6/2/2014Munch's Moon Verselonely,longing,
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5/17/2014The Day's MourningTerzanellebereavement,
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