Brain, Child

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Founded in 2000, Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers is an award-winning literary magazine dedicated to motherhood. Contributors have included Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler, best-selling authors Emily Rapp, Cheryl Strayed, Ann Hood, Barbara Ehrenreich, and acclaimed writers Antonya Nelson, Alice Hoffman,and Susan Maushart. We welcome new talent as well.
Web, E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Jun 5
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-6 per print issue, 28 per month for online and blog
Issues per Year: 
4 plus 2 special issues
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Greater than 10,000

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 with new angles on specific mothering experiences - We like illustrative anecdotes/scenes, spot on dialogue, metaphor when possible, and a strong narrative 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
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Last updated: Jun 05, 2017