The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Momma’s Got A Brand New Bag!
The Hope Springs Maternal Award
Short List & Winners Announcement
Read the full winners announcement and short list here.
Write about a character who is unexpectedly called upon to be a mother. This character can be of any gender and life situation. Your story should look at how they cope with the pressures and responsibilities of looking after a child / children, regardless of who they belong to, as well as desires and goals outsiders the parenting.
The story does not need to be uplifting, and comedy and tragedy are both acceptable outcomes for this award.
This is an open award and there are no genre requirements.
No more than 700 of your wisest words.
All entries due by 18th October 2015. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.
First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
All entries received feedback from judges by request.
Include a cover image. Ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story.
(Optional) Intro – 150 characters