About Scribente Maternum

We are a community of writers who identify as mothers. We have our own stories and struggles, but we come together because of our love of writing and our love of our children. ​

Our goal is to embrace the tension that exists between motherhood and writing. Our children are our greatest distraction, but also our greatest inspiration. We are exhausted from being the on-call parent, but we find something new to write about every time we look at them.

This newsletter features stories about the intersection of writing and motherhood as well as featured stories from writer-moms in our community.

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Benefits for Paid Subscribers

All subscribers—paid and free alike—receive access to all Write Like a Mother biweekly newsletter posts as well as our monthly community discussion posts.

Paid subscribers receive additional benefits including:

  • Virtual writing sessions

  • Writing feedback group matchmaking

  • Access to all our past event videos

  • Exclusive discounts to all our events

By upgrading to a paid subscription, you are supporting the work that goes into this newsletter, planning Scribente Maternum retreats, and the ability to compensate for newsletter contributors. Thank you so much for believing in this work and our mission.

Submit a Story

We publish biweekly stories with regular content from our Scribente team about the intersection of writing and motherhood. We also feature stories from our writer-moms community.

Your story does not have to be focused on writing or motherhood. What we are looking for are essays and short stories that are creative and lyrical. We don’t have any specific guidelines as we know what will work when we see one. We especially want to see stories and essays that emerged from one of our writing retreats or other events. Stories should be no longer than 1,500 words, but if it feels right for the newsletter, we won’t dismiss a story just because of word length.

Please submit stories to hello@scribentematernum.com.

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We are a community of writers who identify as mothers. We have our own stories and struggles, but we come together because of our love of writing and our love of our children.
Elizabeth (she/her) is a writer currently writing a book about bumbling her way through climate grief by building apocalypse survival skills and finding a reason for hope along the way.