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Brain, Child

Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
$6
Subscription: 
$22
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres:
Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Brain, Child is the largest literary magazine dedicated to motherhood. Contributors have included Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler, best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich, and acclaimed writers Antonya Nelson, Alice Hoffman, and Susan Maushart.

Formats: 
Web, E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
6- 8 per print issue, 28 per month for online and blog
Payment: 
Cash

Editorial Focus

Through essays, poetry, fiction and feature stories our writers provide their unique perspectives on being mothers. We aim to be down-to-earth, literary, commonsensical, funny, poignant, honest, respectful, irreverent, relevant and intelligent. We like to cover traditional and not-so-traditional parenting subjects; our writers are willing to address the big questions. Each issue of Brain, Child is packed with personal essays, in-depth features, a debate, a parody, fiction, and words from you: our community, our readers.

Tips From the Editor

We're looking for essays that share specific mothering experiences - We like illustrative anecdotes/scenes and a personal voice. Important points to remember: We aren't looking for how-to articles.

Contact Information

Marcelle Soviero, Editor-in-Chief
Publishing Office
341 Newtown Turnpike
Wilton, CT 06897

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Last updated: December 9, 2013

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