Feminist Press (New York) is seeking submissions for a new anthology, titled Globalized Motherhood: a Short Story Collection, edited by Wendy Chavkin.
The books aims to engage with a world in flux about the most intimate of human connections, a world wide open to a host of possibilities for reconfiguring family and parenthood, and perhaps of liberating women from the constraints of reproductive biology. The physical, emotional and caring aspects of motherhood are separable in new ways, pushed by demographic shifts, bio-technological innovations and global travel of babies, women, body parts, information, and technologies.
Contemporary short stories, memoirs, and creative nonfiction that convey the transformation of motherhood in the globalized moment are welcomed. Of particular interest will be work dealing with the inter-relationship of transnational adoption, reproductive "tourism" (transnational travel for treatment, gametes or uteri) and women's migration to do nanny work, which together comprise the globalization of motherhood. Although the book will be in English, it may be possible to translate some works; and previously published work is welcome.