Congratulations Winners of the the Momaya Short Story Competition 2013

Due to an exceptionally strong calibre of stories submitted, we are publishing our largest Momaya Annual Review ever! Thanks to the hundreds of writers who submitted their stories, we hope to read more from you soon (our 2014 competition on “Captivity” is now accepting entries.)

The stories below will be published in the Momaya Annual Review 2013, which will be released in November 2013. Visit in November for the Momaya Virtual Awards Ceremony 2013, which will showcase writers published this year.

1st Place
Lily’s Music, Sarah Cuming

2nd Place
The Open Door, John Holland

3rd Place
The Place That Will Keep US, A.D Croucher

Honourable Mention
When Grocer Jack Turned Pirate, Bea Davenport
Geoffrey Thompson and the Moonlight Sonata, Cathie Hartigan
The Bird Organ, Alan McClure
Symphonic Variations, Lucy Mouland
Invitation, Clare Reddaway
The Music Box, Hayley Solomon
The Beat of Alfred’s Life, Robyn E Stanton

On Theme: Music
Semibreves, Jane
Two Pints of Lager, Juno Baker
Green Fingers, Deborah Birch
The Color of Caramel, Gayla Chaney
Bjorn to Run, Steve Chilton
Hobo Blues, Tracey Iceton
The Piano Teacher, Ann Leander
Imagine, Johnny Parker
Buskers, Patricia Philips
Song of Despair, Sylvan Rose
A Smile & A Song, Thomas Szendrei
White Hope, Tracey Scott-Townsend
Mrs. Morris and the Celebrated Chop Waltz, Mike Scott Thomson
The Second Best Sound is Clouds, Kevin Wilkinson

About the author


Maya Cointreau received a degree in Russian Literature from Smith College in 1996 and has over 18 years of experience in publishing and graphic arts. She has written and published eight fiction and non-fiction books, and was managing editor of DCC Magazine, a magazine with a circulation of more than 60,000 readers. She works as an artist and author from her studio in Connecticut. Her writing can be found at