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Submission Slam for Writers

Want to submit to The Sun magazine's Readers Write column? Mary Allison Tierney, one of the founders of Write On Mamas, will share her experience being published in The Sun and mentor us through our own submission. Take the leap in this supportive Hivery writing group!

We meet three times to write to The Sun's submission guidelines with the support and professional feedback of moderators.

Read what you wrote to the group; pass your piece to another writer in the room for immediate positive reactions; print your work on the spot. On the third gathering we will submit your story on the spot!

Take a leap. Open the flood gates!

Positive Feedback Policy

The Hivery has a kindness policy on peer edits and comments, which is based on positive reinforcement. The Hivery provides a safe place to write in confidence and confidentiality. All Hivery writing workshops are for loving encouragement and support. What one person doesn't like, someone else may like, so we only say what we like. If we offer what works in a piece, the writer will work towards creating more of what's working, and in doing so their writing will grow stronger.

Confidentiality Policy

We have the “What happens in Submission Slam stays in Submission Slam” privacy policy. We do not talk about the writer's personal story outside of the workshop without permission by the writer.


Previously published in The Sun, Mary Allison is a proud founding member of the Write On Mamas; in 2014 the Write On Mamas published an anthology of mothering essays: Mamas Write, 29 Tales of Truth, Wit & Grit and you should stop reading this and buy it this very second. Mary Allison is a recovering Marin private school mother: two of the three kids have been launched on their post high school journeys and youngest is navigating high school. She is a diligent trail hiker, sweater repurposer and has worked the hell out of her garden for 20 years, which has landed her a new venture at Sloat Gardens in Mill Valley where she now botches latin plant names.

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