The common experience of writing is a solitary affair. Whether they are actually alone in their home or sitting in a public space, writers commonly throw their words into the void of their computer screens. Most writers rarely experience the pleasure of seeing their words in print, and more rarely still, hear from their readers.
In 2004, we founded Momaya Press to redress this balance. We sponsor annual short story and poetry compeitions to encourage and recognise talented individuals. We bring writers, judges and readers together through our Facebook group and our awards ceremonies.
Momaya Press is building a community of readers and writers around the world, to inspire people to express themselves and to support each other. Most of our waking hours are spent doing things that are functional. It’s a celebration of life to take time out to write a piece of fiction that exists for no purpose other than as an expression. Our own unique, individual, never-to-be-replicated contribution to the world in which we live. A piece of writing can change how we perceive the world. By changing how we think, we then change how we live. Through our individual contributions, we can collectively shape the world we all experience every day – for the better!
Who is Momaya?
Monisha Saldanha earned her MBA at Harvard Business School in 2001 and has been working in the publishing and internet industry ever since. She encourages people to produce rather than consume in our free time to unlock the creative potential we all have inside.
Maya Cointreau received a degree in Russian Literature from Smith College in 1996 and has twenty-five years of experience in publishing and graphic arts. She has published over thirty books and currently operates a small independent press in Vermont. Her children’s book “The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space” is part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s juvenile reading program, reaching more than 60,000 classrooms internationally. Find out more about her writing at mayacointreau.com.
In the video below, Monisha shares some inspiring words for writers, and you can view more videos on our Momaya Press YouTube channel.
Want to get in touch?
Attn: Monisha Saldanha
North America Office
Attn: Maya Cointreau
Momaya Press c/o Earth Lodge
125 Creek Road
Wallingford, VT 05773