Brain, Child is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. Founded in 2000, our mission is to bring the voices of women of different backgrounds and circumstances together on the printed page, on our website, and in our online communities.
We are excited by great writing. It makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time. We believe our writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work through our website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter and Pinterest, platforms. We respond within eight to ten weeks. We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us.
We look forward to reading your work. And if you would like to send us a photo of you at this age or your younger age feel free to attach it here (.JPEG files only)
Please send us long form essays only, we are no longer reading/publishing shorter blog posts -- If your essay would work on a blog about mothering, it may not work for us.
Click here for an example of a stunning Brain Child essay.
Brain Teen 2016 includes essays by best-selling authors Ann Hood and Laura Pritchett.
Read this example of a Brain Teen essay.