Stirring is excited to announce our themed issue this year will focus on motherhood. We are looking for poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction that examines all facets of the realm of motherhood from birth, to bottle, and everything in between. Motherhood is a title obtained through birth and through loss, and we want to hear from all spectrums of those who identify as such. We want to read works that explore the realm of motherhood and how this life-altering event has affected you and your experiences with the world around you.
This themed issue will be guest edited by Leigh Anne Hornfeldt, editor of Two of Cups Press, and author of 3 chapbooks, the most recent Fleshed from Winged City. She is a recipient of a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, as well as the winner of the Juliet Miller scholarship from SAFTA. Her poem "Laika" placed second in the Argos Prize competition, and in 2012 she received the Kudzu Prize for poetry. She lives and writes in North Carolina.
Please send up to five poems in the body of an email to:
stirring.poetryATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
with the subject line including the term MOTHERHOOD. You may refer to our general submission guidelines for more specific, technical details at our website.
The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2016.
Stirring : A Literary Collection is a monthly, online publication that publishes around five poems per issue. We seek to glean the best voices of the web and specialize in publishing new and emerging poets, though we must say, we love the older, more established ones as well. Started in 1999 by Erin Elizabeth Smith, Stirring is now one of the oldest continually publishing journals on the internet.