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!
Authors/artists may send up to five original, unpublished pieces (poems, prose, photography or other visual art able to be emailed with good quality, b/w or color) that fit the theme of the collection.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with the subject line LAST NAME: TITLE/S OF WORK/S, along with a brief note verifying the piece/s as your original, unpublished work, and noting the email address/PayPal account from which you have submitted the reading fee, to RochesterNYEditor@yahoo.com.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!