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Outsiders is the theme for the Momaya Short Story Competition 2020.

You could consider handling this theme in a number of different ways: social, political, economic.  One of our favorite young adult novels, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, tackled the social “haves” and “have nots”.  Other classic “outsider” novels include: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, “The Stranger” by Albert Camus,  and “Go Ask Alice” by Beatrice Sparks. Favorite films on this topic include “Heathers”, “Breakfast Club” and “Less Than Zero”.  Political outsiders include the United Kingdom after Brexit and possibly Mexico if Trump is able to get his wall built. Economic outsiders can be immigrants from other countries or social classes within a country.  And these are just three ways of considering the theme.

“They grew up on the outside of society. They weren’t looking for a fight. They were looking to belong.” 

― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

We look forward to reading your own unique take on this theme. We are accepting entries now until the competition ends on 30 April 2020.

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The Momaya Poetry Competition encourages you to share your own unique voice.  We are now accepting entries on the theme of “TOUCH”.
Selected entries will win cash prizes and be published in the Momaya Poetry Review 2020 in November. Even if you have never tried to write a poem before, we hope that you will try now! Join us and share your poem