Bruce Harris publishes “Odds Against” to support Huntington’s Disease Association
Bruce Harris, whose story “Devil’s Evening” placed 2nd in the Momaya Short Story Competition 2014, has published “Odds Against”, a collection of his 15 award-winning stories. All the takings from the book will be donated to the Huntington’s Disease Association. His partner of 30 years was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in October 2016. The book is available at Early Works Press. Please join Momaya Press in offering our support to Bruce and his partner.
Taylor Antrim Publishes his Second Book with Regan Arts
Taylor Antrim has published his second book, Immunity, with Regan Arts. The new dystopian thriller is available on Amazon, as his his first book The Headmaster Ritual , published by Mariner in 2007. His short story Announcement appeared in the 2004 edition of the Momaya Review.
Anthony Howcroft Publishes Short Story Collection
Anthony Howcroft has had short story collection published, entitled Nobody Will Ever Love You.
Momaya Press previously published the story Sibling Games (which is included in the collection) as part of the 2010 ‘Family’ edition of Momaya, and he recalls having a great time at the award event, watching the actors read out excerpts of the stories. Anthony’s new collection was published by InkTears and is on Amazon as both a hardback and kindle edition.
Bea Davenport blogs about writing, journalism and related topics
Bea Davenport (Honourable Mention in the Momaya Short Story Competition 2013) blogged about the Momaya Press 10th Anniversary Celebration. Read Bea’s blog and her recent piece of the Open College of the Arts.
Polly Courtney publishes her sixth novel
Momaya judge Polly Courtney will be releasing her sixth novel, Feral Youth, on 26 June 2013. Told from the perspective of Alesha, a 15-year-old ‘bad girl’ in South London, Feral Youth is a deeply moving and colourful page-turner that sensitively takes us into the oft-misunderstood world of urban youth, shedding light on the frustrations that led to the 2011 summer riots – with a generous helping of humour.
Mark Fink has Published Two Novels
Mark Fink has written two young adult novels: Stepping Up (2009) and The Summer I Got a Life (2010), both published by Westside Books. Stepping Up was named best book by the Nevada Young Readers competition in its age division. He is now working on a play, a dark comedy.
Cally Taylor Publishes Second Novel
Cally Taylor’s second novel Home for Christmas, a romantic comedy set in Brighton about cinemas, split seams and psycho exes, was published by Orion paperback in November 2011. It made The Bookseller’s ‘Heatseeker’ chart and was voted one of the Top Ten Reads of 2011 by Trashionista.com.
Chris Wiliams turns his attention to the novel
Chris Williams wrote in to say:
Since having my story published by Momaya Press, I have carried on writing, but have switched my attention from short stories to the novel. I am currently halfway through a novel about an abusive relationship between two women, told from the point of view of both protagonists.
Chris’ short story “Bed of Roses” was published as “Honourable Mention” in the Momaya Annual Review 2009.
Karen Corbett’s plays produced in Germany and Australia in 2012
Karen Corbett’s play ‘Looking Up’ was commissioned and produced in Melbourne in April 2012. In Germany this Autumn, she is performing her PhD play ‘Orphanage of the Animals’ as a one woman show plus two other plays she has written. In total four of her plays will be produced and published in both English and German by Theater in Der Westentasche and sponsored by the Stuttgart Ministry for Research, Science and the Arts. In October 2012 she will be performing “Orphanage of the Animals” at La Mama in Melbourne. Karens’s short story ‘Holy Night’ was published under the theme of Family in the Momaya Annual Review 2010.
Sophie Duffy publishes her second novel This Holey Life
Sophie Duffy won the Luke Bitmead Bursary award for her novel The Generation Game published in August 2011. Her second novel This Holey Life was published in August 2012. Legend Press published both books.
Sophie’s story Feeding Time placed second in the Momaya Short Story Competition 2008.
Vanessa Gebbie publishes her novel The Coward’s Tale
Bloomsbury published The Coward’s Tale by Vanessa Gebbie in the UK November 2011 and in the USA March 2012. It became a Financial Times book of the year, and a Guardian readers’ book of the year. She has been awarded a Hawthornden fellowship in 2012.
Vanessa placed 3rd in the inaugural 2004 Momaya Short Story Competition. She said of the 2004 Momaya Press Awards Ceremony: “Momaya Press comes in, for this writer, at least, like a blast of air through an open window. Listening to the stories chosen for the award ceremony was an emotional experience. Not only because many of the stories were emotional journeys, but also because they were bravely written, and bravely chosen in a world which panders to the shallower stuff.”
Diane Ward awarded a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medal 2012
Diane Ward, who placed 2nd in the 2011 Momaya Short Story Competition, was one of fifteen high school seniors to win the 2012 Portfolio Gold Medal and a $10,000 college scholarship. She was up against 200,000 submissions and won one gold for a short story and a second gold for her overall portfolio.
Actress Meryl Streep gave a special address at the Carnegie Hall Awards Ceremony, saying “The real job of an artist is not to lose hope,” she said. “Not to lose that understanding that you have to keep inside you that what you have to say is unique. Nobody else knows it, and you owe it to the world.” Read more
Christian Cook wins the 2012 Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition
Helen Hunt, Momaya Annual Review 2017
“When my story was published by Momaya Press in 2007 it was a thrilling moment for me. It was my first fiction publication and it came at just the right moment, when I’d almost lost hope of seeing my short stories in print. Without the boost it gave me, I may well have given up. Since then I’ve gone on to have over forty short stories published in a variety of magazines. Without my first acceptance from Momaya none of this would have been possible.”