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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can learn more about our work and our annual retreats at www.scribentematernum.com.