In addition to our regular literary awards, NMW's Monthly Muse hosts monthly short story/essay contests. The top three short stories/essays in each category will be published on our website and in a special print anthology.

Winners will also receive the ever-changing Enigma Gift. (That's right, we're not telling! We promise it will always be thoughtful. It may also be fun, funky, profound...or maybe all three.)

And here are your topics, only open until September 15:

 

If there were a New Millennium Charter School, "Death 101" would be mandatory. I'm envisioning field trips to veterinarians, nursing homes, hospitals, and cemeteries, as we all unburden and celebrate our experiences with death and the deceased.

The NMW Charter School may have to wait, but the sharing starts now. In Memoriam – Short Story/Essay Contest

As new parents, we're humbled daily by the power this little creature holds over us, and the awesome responsibility of raising him.

Do you have an insight, a boondoggle, or a profound epiphany about raising a child...or being raised?

Parenthood/Childhood – Short Story/Essay Contest

• • The reading fee is $8, and each contest will be open for 30 days.
• • Winners will be announced within 30 days of the closing date.
• • Short Stories/Essays should be 1000 words or less and previously unpublished.
• • Multiple submissions are allowed.

If you have any questions, simply send us a message and we'll be happy to help.

Write on, write more,

Alexis


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