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MAMF would like to know about your military-themed book

Attention Writers!

If you have written a military-themed fiction or nonfiction book, or a military family memoir, MAMF wants to know! We will post press releases or articles/interviews or excepts of it in our book blog. If you want to read a short excerpt of it, we’ll post it on our podcast, too.

Email to:

If you want to send us a copy of your book for our library, we will appreciate that too!

Mail to:


PO Box 5085

Albuquerque, NM 87185



“SHOUT: Sharing Our Truth: An Anthology of Writings by LGBT Veterans and Family Members of the U.S. Military Services”

MAMF Special Projects Writer Caroline LeBlanc is seeking stories for:

SHOUT: Sharing Our Truth: An Anthology of Writings by LGBT Veterans and Family Members of the U.S. Military Services”

This anthology seeks first-hand experiences—good, bad, and in between—as an LGBT veteran or family member, during and/or after military service. Our goal is to create a book that will allow you to tell parts of your story that will also be helpful for others to read—others who live or want to understand the LGBT veteran experience. The last chapter of the book will list resources available to LGBT veterans.

Do not submit any materials previously published in print or online. Identifying information should be included in the body of the email only.

What Genres to Submit:

Fiction: up to 1200 words.

Non-Fiction (memoir, essays, and other non-fiction): up to 1200 words

Poetry: up to 40 lines.

Reviews: up to 1200 words about a movie, book, music, etc. that you think are important for others to know about.

Resources: submit information on resources you have found particularly helpful. (Name, webpage, telephone number, and services)

 You may submit up to 2 pieces in each genre. Each piece must be attached in a separate file. All pieces in a given category must be submitted in the same email. Pieces in separate categories must be submitted in separate emails.

Submissions are accepted between March 20 and June 20, 2016. For more information or for guidelines on how to submit, please visit:

 our projects website




Snuggle up to a Good Book

by Circe Woessner

In the cold winter months, the temptation to stay indoors wrapped in fleece, sipping hot cocoa grows stronger. It’s a time for reading books or indulging in TV series marathons and watching the weather outside from the warmth of the living room window. The word “chilling” takes on new meaning.

This time of year, people often ask me for a few book recommendations to read or to give away as gifts. I’m always happy to oblige. Here are some favorites from our museum’s collection. Fiction or non-fiction, there’s something here for everybody.


Sometimes called the “Brat Bible”, “Military Brats” is a must-read for anyone trying to better understand the military lifestyle and its lasting impact on the family. Many adult brats, while trying to come to terms with who they are, and why they act the way they do, have found this book helpful in understanding how their unusual childhood continues to influence their adulthood.

 “MILITARY BRATS: Legacies of Childhood inside the Fortress” by Mary Edwards Wertsch

Wertsch spent five years researching her subject, conducting interviews with eighty military brats from all the armed services as well as physicians, teachers, psychologists and social workers. “Military Brats” examines all aspects—good and bad–of being raised in a military family. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: The War Came Home With Him


To read the review, please click here