Call for Submissions to our next 'installment' in the Mother Muse series: My Momma Taught Me Anthology



Call for Submissions
‘My Momma Taught Me’ Anthology ~ Deadline: 12/31/16

We all have had mommas, whether we are 1 or 100, whether we still have regular contact with them or not, whether we have loved all their choices or not.  We each have learned great things from these moms, and often they have played a vital role in who we are today, good or bad, whether or not we are moms ourselves.  Mother Muse Publishing welcomes submissions for its 2017 anthology focusing on Lessons from Mom.  Please delve deep into your hearts and memories, reflect on the impact of your own or another mother figure, and submit your most heart-felt, well-written pieces.  We are looking for pieces that maintain a positive, reflective perspective, showing what the speaker has learned, how s/he has grown.  Super-dark, depressing pieces will be unlikely to serve this anthology ~ Keep it positive, even if you delve into darkness.  What have you learned from whatever situation you experienced or witnessed?  Prose, Poetry, Artwork, and Photography is sought for this anthology.  Quality writing/art is imperative, regardless of genre or perspective.  All pieces must be original to the submitting contributor.  Thank you for considering submission to this anthology!

Submission requirements:
*         Authors/artists may send up to five original, unpublished pieces (poems, prose, photography or other visual art able to be emailed with good quality, b/w or color) that fit the theme of the collection.  Artists may query about additional pieces, and the editor reserves the right to select additional pieces from a solid body of work that fits with the anthology as it takes shape even into 2017.  A $10 reading fee per author/artist (NOT per piece submitted) should be sent through PayPal to RochesterNYEditor@yahoo.com to pay for the editor’s costs to create this anthology.
*         Submissions should be sent in the body of an email, with the subject line LAST NAME: TITLE/S OF WORK/S, along with a brief note verifying the piece/s as your original, unpublished work, and noting the email address/PayPal account from which you have submitted the reading fee, to RochesterNYEditor@yahoo.com.  
*         Contributors may also send a short biographical blurb about yourself for inclusion in the volume if your work is accepted.  You may include links to your webpage or publications.  Please see previously published Mother Muse or Motherly Musings on Amazon for examples of such biographical blurbs. 
*         Accepted contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology, and will receive a contributor’s rate toward additional copies.
*        Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2016. Contributors will receive a confirmation email upon receipt, though this email will be brief and will not imply acceptance into the collection. Accepted contributors will be notified by email by February 1, 2017.
*        Minor edits/revisions will be considered. Major revision will be entirely at the discretion of the editor. Contributors may receive comments on their pieces before and/or after the acceptance period, with a deadline for applicable revisions.  Revisions made thereafter may not be included in the final anthology.
*        Publication is anticipated around Mother’s Day 2017, at which time we anticipate arranging a publication parties/readings around the Rochester, NY area.
*        Any questions should be addressed to Sueann Wells at RochesterNYEditor@yahoo.com, or message her on Facebook at RochesterNYEditor. 

We look forward to collecting great works in this volume. Thank you for considering contribution.  ** May the Mother Muse inspire you!

Holiday Book Packages Available Now!

Happy Holidays, everyone! 

     No matter what traditions you and yours keep, the books I have written and/or edited make fabulous gifts to those you cherish most!  I have the following volumes available for purchase.  I accept Cash, PayPal, (or Check from my connections).  Signed inscriptions available.  Gift wrapping is available for your convenience as well.  Send me an email or message me with your order.

The first five editions are available a la carte at the prices listed, or ANY 4 for $40! 
~ Add a homemade lavendar eye pillow and gift packaging with local delivery for $50 ~
 

Motherly Musings (2010, many authors, edited by Sueann Wells, pink cover) ~ Unlimited Publishing ~ $15

Mother Muse (2008, many authors, edited by Sueann Wells, purple cover) ~ Lulu ~ $12

Awake Before Dawn (2009, FootHills Publishing, my original poetry on motherhood) ~ $14




Midnight Summons (2007, FootHills Publishing, my debut chapbook on a variety of topics) ~ $10

Seasons of Life (2015, Lulu, my original poetry, a year's worth of linked cinquains) ~ $12



Again, the above five editions are available a la carte at the prices listed, or ANY 4 for $40!

Free delivery within a 5 mile radius of 14472, or  $10/shipping w/in US for unlimited copies.


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Also available are copies of
Stone Soup ~ Suburban Style (2015, Lulu, my debut children's book with an anti-bullying take on the traditional folktale) ~ $16 each copy ~ Be one of the first to have a copy of this book!


Email me at suzphone (at) yahoo.com to order copies!  Happy Holidays!

Motherly Musings no longer available through the publisher / Amazon

Hey there, y'all! 

Happy Mother's Day weekend to you, first and foremost.  I hope you all spend quality time with the important people in your lives, and take at least a moment for yourself and to reflect on what a journey (albeit rollercoaster journey at times!) you have been on.

Secondly, I must report here that Motherly Musings is no longer available through the publisher / on Amazon, due to low sales and too much paperwork on the publisher's end.  However, yours truly has a stockpile. :-)  Please contact me directly at motherhood2009 at yahoo.com to order copies directly.  I have 20 copies left of this now-limited edition collection.  $15/each, bulk discounts and shipping available for anyone more than 10 miles from my home.  Please email what you need and I'll hook you up.

** Contributors and Potential contributors, I would also like to note that I have a specific-themed sequel cooking right now, and would love to open it up to submissions as soon as some of my stockpile of Motherly Musings and Mother Muse have been sold.  It is hard to rationalize starting a new compilation project when I have not recouped my costs from the last one. (I make nothing on these work of heart collections!)  I have several projects waiting in my heart and hope to make them realities, but if you all could please help me out selling the remaining 20 copies of each Mother Muse and Motherly Musings, I would so very much appreciate it!  They make fabulous gifts for any mother or mother-to-be in your life!  I accept cash, check, and PayPal at this time. 

Holiday Packages Available Now


Celebrate the joys of motherhood with a mother or mother-to-be in your life with one of two gift packages. These sets are also perfect for the holidays!

Two-book package:

For $25 cash, check, or PayPal e-check, receive the following package:
 - 1 autographed copy of Motherly Musings, 2011, Unlimited Publishing, 192 pages, $17. Visit motherly-musings.com for contributor interviews, etc.
 - 1 autographed copy of Mother Muse, 2009, Lulu, 76 pages, $12. Search Amazon.com for details on this collection.
 - 1 personalized note - please specify holiday/occasion for gifting if you'd like this personalization
 - Festive ribbon binding this all together in an attractive ready-to-give set  

Three-book package:

For $35 cash, check, or PayPal e-check, receive all of the above AND
 - 1 autographed copy of Awake Before Dawn, 2008, FootHills Publishing, 60 pages hand-stitched, $14. Visit http://foothillspublishing.com/2008/id79.htm for more details.

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*Please add $5/set/mailing address ($1 extra for each additional package sent to same address). Local delivery/pickup is available as well. Inquire by emailing Editor Sueann Wells at motherhood2009@yahoo.com.

*Paypal Accepted for these orders (there is a different email address associated with this account for security purposes, though, so please email me for that address). Orders will be mailed or delivered as soon as e-check clears. Please allow adequate time for this (it usually takes 3 business days for PayPal to clear the e-check) and delivery.

Mother's Day Reading & Book Signing


Please join Lift Bridge Book Shop and contributors from Motherly Musings for a ...

Mother's Day Reading & Book Signing


When:  Saturday May 5th, 2012
Where:  Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport, NY
Time:  11:30 am


For more info email chrissygreenny (at) gmail.com or motherhood2009 (at) yahoo.com

Mother's Day Gift Packages

Mother's Day Packages Available Now~

Celebrate the joys of motherhood with a mother or mother-to-be in your life with one of two gift packages. These sets are also perfect for baby showers!

Two-book package:

For $25 cash or check, receive the following package:

- 1 autographed copy of Motherly Musings, 2011, Unlimited Publishing, 192 pages. Visit motherly-musings.com for contributor interviews, etc.

- 1 autographed copy of Mother Muse, 2009, Lulu, 76 pages, $12. Search Amazon.com for details on this collection.

- 1 personalized Mother's Day note

- Ribbon binding this all together in an attractive ready-to-give set

Three-book package:

For $35 cash or check, receive all of the above AND

- 1 autographed copy of Awake Before Dawn, 2008, FootHills Publishing, 60 pages hand-stitched, $14. Visit http://foothillspublishing.com/2008/id79.htm for more details.

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*Please add $5 per order per mailing address (no matter how many gift sets you purchase). Local delivery/pickup is available as well.

Email Sueann Wells at motherhood2009@yahoo.com to order this package.

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