Literature & Art


Submissions for Mom Egg Review Vol. 14 June 1, 2015 to September 1, 2015.

The Mom Egg 2016 Vol. 14 Submission Guidelines—

Theme Issue:  CHANGE


Mom Egg Review seeks your best works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art, and videos that concern the theme of CHANGE.


Mothers are both agents of and witnesses to change. We’re hoping that all the permutations of change(s) will be explored in the various submissions, including personal change and political change, changes in children, mothers, others, changes of mind, body, heart, and of course, change’s opposite, stasis.  


We publish work by writers who are mothers or who write about mothers or motherhood.  If you are a mother, you may submit work on any topic in theme; if you are not a mother, the piece must have mothering or motherhood as a central element.  Both experimental and traditional works are welcome.  Please see below for specifics for submitting in each genre.  

We will respond by January 15, 2016.  


General guidelines 


We use the Submittable platform for online submissions. Note:  Our guidelines change from year to year.  Please read all guidelines before submitting.  If you have questions, please direct them to


$3 fee for each poetry packet (up to 4 poems),single prose or fiction submission; fee is waived if you are a current subscriber to the journal, or if you subscribe while submitting (at the special rate of $14). When in Submittable, select the option you prefer.  There is no fee for art or video submissions. If you are not sure if your subscription is current, email us a


Please note that all submissions are considered for both Mom Egg Review and We publish the best work we can find—this is the case for both MER and The two are aesthetically distinct spaces. We urge our submitters to read and become familiar with both. Submit work that has not been previously published (includes blogs, facebook, etc.), one submission only per genre. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know promptly if your submission is accepted elsewhere, by withdrawing prose or fiction in the Submittable portal or by using your account to add a note to your poetry submission telling us which titles are no longer available for consideration.


Submission Subject Line:

 Your last nameGenre you are submitting (poetry, fiction, prose, art).

Cover Letter:

Please include 

• the title(s) of the works you are submitting 

• a brief  (50-100 word) bio

• where you learned of the call for submissions

Please put your name and email address on the top of each page of your submission. Readers will read with these redacted.  Please number all pages.

Important:  please be sure to add Mom Egg Review’s email address ( to your spam blocker software so that you can receive correspondence from us. 


Please submit up to 4 poems in a single document (.doc, docx, .txt) up to 4 pages long.  Poems do not have to be on separate pages.  Please single space (unless spacing is part of the poem). Please put your name and email address on each page. 

Fiction or Creative Prose

Please submit one piece of 850 words or fewer, or short-short pieces that total fewer than 850 words in all, in a single word or text document.  Please double space, and put your name and email address on each page.

Visual Art

Please submit up to four works of art (drawings, paintings, photos, etc.) that relate to mother or motherhood and/or to the theme of Change, in a .jpg file at 300 dpi.  (MER cover is color; interior art is black and white.  If your art is selected, we will request a larger file. 


3 min. max. Please send link only.

Submitters will be automatically added to our email list (we send out a newsletter from time to time—you may unsubscribe at any time).  For submissions of book reviews, interviews and literary criticism, please query first at   



Terms of publication:


You represent that you own the rights to the piece, and allow us to publish it.   Mom Egg Review acquires first-time publication rights to the piece. We also reserve the right to republish it in a future electronic and/or print collections. Back issues are archived indefinitely. Rights return to the authors after publication; after the contributions have appeared in Mom Egg Review, the authors may republish their pieces in any manner they wish as long as they acknowledge prior publication in Mom Egg Review.

We are a volunteer organization, and are unable to pay for pieces at this time.  A complimentary PDF contributor copy of the complete issue will be emailed to you prior to the launch date. You will also have the opportunity to purchase hard copies at reduced contributor rates if you wish.



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Submissions fees waived for subscribers.

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