January 1– March 31 Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Looking for stories that revolve around the kids and/or pets. Must be true! Take an incident or scene that is embedded in your brain and share it with us. Were the kids acting crazy at the mall and you lost your cool? Did you have a revelation helping your teenage daughter through girlfriend drama? Or maybe you have a couple of silly pets that startle you with their antics. Story can be dramatic or humorous, happy or sad. Looking for the real deal. 600 to 1,200 words.
April 1 – June 30 Magical Fiction Contest
This contest celebrates Moms and the magical spirit of the holidays. If you had an opportunity to be anything you wanted to be, what would you be? Superhero, rockstar, dancer, surgeon, photojournalist, ambassador, interpreter, archaeologist, chemist, artist, etc? Transport yourself! Become that character and write a short story revolving around that character. Can be any genre. 600 – 1,200 words.
October 1 – Dec 31
Mother’s Day Poetry Contest
What Does it Mean to be a Mom? There is so much to being a mom – get deep, get creative! We challenge you to explore different types of poetry: descriptive, reflective, narrative, lyric, sonnet, ballad, limerick… you can even go epic! Should be between 10 to 50 lines.