Submissions 2012

– WE APPRECIATE YOUR 2011 SUBMISSIONS – No New Submissions until Nov.


The New MAMAZINA Fall/Winter 2011 is available for download now.

Congratulations Thin Threads author!

 The following stories have been selected to be published in our special edition ofThin Threads of Moms & Grandmas, to be released October 15th 2011.

Her Eye on the Sparrow by Annmarie Tait
Mom & The Dead by Debby Dodds
Singing Lessons by Janet J. Johnson
Grandma’s Braids by Judie Rae
Meg out on the Street by Peggy Bird
More Than life by Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow
A Letter to My Mother by Kate Kaiser
She’ll Know Me by Terri Elders
All the Wrong Reasons by Julie Prince
Who Needs China When you’ve Got Japan by Ange Crawford

More about Thin Threads at

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Previously: Thin Threads of Moms & Grandmas:   Kiwi Publishing announces our top TWENTY ONE  finalists.

Following this announcement, authors will have a month to sign release forms and submit their bios, and TOP ten final stories will be announced on August 1, 2011.  Thin Threads of Moms & Grandmas release date is set for Sept, 2011.


1.Her Eye On The Sparrow –  Annmarie B. Tait
2. Mom & The Dead – Debby Dodds
3. Finding Grandmother’s Journal – Diana Raab
4. More Than Life – Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow
5. The Languages Of Roses – Jan Henrikson
6. Singing Lesson – Janet Johnson
7. Grandma’s Braids – Judie Rae
8. A Letter To My Mother – Kate Kaiser
9. Saturday Mornings –  Krissy Brady
10. Girls On The Bus, by Nancy Kopp Julien
11. She’ll Know Me – Terri Elders
12. Who Needs China When You’ve Got Japan – Ange Crawford
13. Mourning Song – Stephanie Veitch
14.Oaks – Susan Rowley Shook
15. Montgomery – Stephen Rogers
16.Meg, Get Out Of The Street – Peggy Bird
17. Forever Words – R.L. Mackenzie
18. Bend in the Road – Brenda Blanchard
19. Hair for Grandma – Francine L. Baldwin-Billingslea
20.All the Wrong Reasons – Julie Prince
21. The Algebra Purse – Traci Sams


Be Published & Appear in Thin Threads at Hallmark & Hospitals to benefit the Museum Of Motherhood 2011

Do you have a “Thin Thread” story to share?

Thin Threads ® (“thredz”) (n) – a moment, event, setback, crossroad, or encounter that connected you to a person, place or opportunity that changed your life for the better.

Mamapalooza Inc. & Kiwi Publishing invite you to contribute a true “thin thread” story about you or someone you know that will bring hope and happiness to all those who realize the possibility in each moment, and the unseen miracles that arise from overcoming what seem like detours and setbacks. By sharing special moments—surprising, loving and inspiring—these stories will touch people around the world and help them become open to the possibilities that exist in every moment we live.

We are currently collecting stories in the following category:

Thin Threads of Moms & Grandmas

Submission Guidelines

KIWI is looking for true, inspirational stories that will make readers laugh, cry, smile or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The “point” or “message” should be evident without preaching. Each story must be:


―Between 250-1,300 words

―Edited and proofread to represent the writer’s best effort

―Capture the essence of a “thin thread” moment or event

―Evoke an emotion from the reader

―Submitted via online submission process

―Include a 65-85 word bio as you would like it to appear should your submission be accepted

If your story is chosen, a submission agreement must be signed by the writer and returned promptly to Kiwi Publishing.

Unfortunately because of the volume of submissions we can no longer respond to individual queries.

Think diversity of stories within themes; Anthology and Special Editions appeal to a wide range of readers. Balance happy with sad, young with old, and remember nontraditional audiences as well (stepparents, etc.)

Once produced, some copies of Thin Threads Special Editions may be available for wholesale prices to all contributors and many have used these as an enhancement to their public speaking engagements.

Thank You – This Opportunity Is Closed: We are accepting submissions through March 31st for MAMAZINA Magazine and April 30th for Thin Threads. A nominal $12 fee helps us support women in the arts, pay editors and proofreaders and allows review your work. Early submissions receive priority.

PAYMENT: Author’s stipend (permission fees)  of  $100 will paid by Kiwi for all published contributors. Approx. 10 stories will be chosen. Retail price for those wishing to purchase copies of the booklet is $7.95.

Published accepted submissions to Mamazina Magazine, will receive one free copy of the magazine, including paid postage.

A percentage of all sales goes to benefit the Museum Of Motherhood.

After you have paid the nominal $12 fee, submit your essay, story, art, photo or poem in .Doc format (for written text, between 250-1,300 words) and high resolution .jpg or .pdf file for art to



9 Responses to “Submissions 2012”
  1. SL Byrnes says:

    Um, sorry, I’m a little confused. Are you looking for story submissions of 250-500 words (as stated immediately above in red) or 500-1300 words as in the second dash-line? (I hope it’s the latter.) Thanks!

  2. Gila Green says:

    Hi Joy Rose,

    I want to submit an essay, but the link doesn’t work for me.

    Any suggestions?


  3. Terri Elders says:

    Nice to see one of my stories is being considered. My name actually is spelled Terri, with an “i” on the end. Is it possible to correct this? Thanks so much. Terri Elders

  4. Krissy Brady says:

    Thanks so much for considering my essay as one of the finalists–I’m ecstatic! 🙂

  5. Krissy Brady says:

    Thanks so much for choosing my essay as one of the finalists–I’m ecstatic! 🙂

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