Annoucing Our Competitions Closing:

Many thanks for your support of Momaya Press and our Short Story and Poetry Competitions. Maya and I are very proud of the community of writers we have created and the inspiration we have given to writers who were transformed by being selected for publication. After 17 years of running the Momaya Competitions, Maya and I can look back on a shelf of books containing hundreds of writers. 
Maya is now battling an ongoing illness and we have decided that it is too much to also run the Momaya Competitions. We are closing all our competitions. It has been a beautiful journey that has transformed thousands of lives, and we thank you for your part in it. 
With gratitude and thanks, Monisha & Maya 

Congratulations Winners of the 2020 Momaya Short Story Competition!

Every year we received a multitude of stories from around the globe. Only the best make it into the review: the top stories are chosen, then ten semi-finalists, and finally three winners. This year’s entrants wrote on the theme of “Outsiders”, exploring societal constructs and our emotional need to connect.

1st Place
D.R.D. Bruton, A Lesson in Love and Hate

2nd Place
Kat Y. Tang, Leftovers

3rd Place
Antony Dunford, Engrained

Honorable Mentions
Angela DiLella, The Rage
Russell George, The Great Sea of Summer
Kevin David Joinville, The Outsider
Alan McClure, The Initiate
Catherine Ogston, A Fresh Start
Christine Powell, The Happiness Equation
MacKenzie Tastan, Bog Biddy

Also to be published
Connie Ramsay Bott, Ripples
D.R.D. Bruton, A Button Torn from My Yellow Dress
Niall Buchanan, The Ancestors
Michael G. Casey, It Just Wouldn’t Do
Mona Dash, Watching the Aurora
Madeleine Dunnigan, Appetite
Mary Fox, The Leaf Beetle
Jacquie Franks, Bridges
Juliet Hill, Parka Billy
Taria Karillion, Not Like Me But Just the Same
Jan Keegan, My Friend Ros
Colin Kerr, When I Was a Boy
Yasmine Lever, Breathing Backwards
Katie Lewis, Through a Keyhole
Alison Lock, Volte-Face
Melissa Morrison, What You Know
Margaret Morey, An Ordinary Life
Lucy Palmer, Rewilding
Ian Plenderleith, The Little House of Death
Sam Szanto, Ferhana
Joan Taylor-Rowan, Born of Angels
Joan Taylor-Rowan, Go, Amigo, Go!
Sarah Thomas, Charlene and the Fountain of Youth
Rima Totah, When a Caged-Bird Flies
Maggie Veness, Everything That Means Anything
Natalie White, Left Hanging