The experience of motherhood is fundamental, yet rarely discussed in connection with literary or creative life. How do we navigate the twin devotions of love and art? How does motherhood disrupt the creative process? How does it enhance it? Good Mom on Paper is a collection of essays that goes beyond the clich├ęs to explore the fraught, beautiful and complicated relationship between motherhood and creativity. These texts disclose the often-invisible challenges of a literary life with little ones: the manuscript written with a baby sleeping in a carrier, missing a book launch for a bedtime, crafting a promotional tour around childcare. But they also celebrate the systems that nurture writers who are mothers; the successes; the intricate, interconnected joys of these roles. Honest and intimate, critical and hopeful, this collection offers solace and joy to creative mothers, and asks how we can better support their work. Mothers have long been telling each other these vital stories in private. Good Mom on Paper makes them available to everyone who needs them. With contributions by Carrie Snyder, Meaghan Strimas, Jael Richardson, Sofia Mostaghimi, Rachel Giese, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Erin Wunker, Jonina Kirton, Jennifer Whiteford, Teresa Wong, Nikkya Hargrove, Lesley Buxton, Amber Riaz, Adelle Purdham, Harriet Alida Lye, Kelle Ngan, Heather O'Neill, Alison Pick, and Lee Maracle. A portion of each sale will be donated to Mothers Matter: a not for profit dedicated to empowering isolated, at risk mothers.