Contests

 We have contests running throughout the year. Read below for dates and deadlines…
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1)     January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015: ScreaminMamas 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? Did you feel especially blessed when your son hit that homerun?  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. Winning entry to be featured in our July/August Summer Edition Deadline: Midnight of last day


2)     April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015:  ScreaminMamas 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. Winning entry to be featured in either our October or November issue. Deadline: Midnight of last day


3)      July 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015: ScreaminMamas Valentine’s Day Contest: Looking for light romantic comedy. Can be historical or contemporary – something to lift spirits and celebrate the gift of innocent romance that might be found in the everyday life of a busy Mom.  600 to 1,400 words. Winning story for 2014, “The Gifts” can be found below. Winning entry to be featured in our February Issue. Deadline: Midnight of last day


4)    October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 ScreaminMamas 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. Winning entry will be featured in our May Issue. Deadline: Midnight of last day


All winning entries receive a six (6) month subscription to our magazine, mention on our website and social networks. If there are 2nd and 3rd place winners, 2nd place will receive a 3 month complementary subscription and 3rd place will receive a courtesy copy of the issue their work is published in. Honorable Mentions receive publication and copy of magazine at a discounted rate. Additional copies for everyone are available for purchase in our Shopping Cart. Spread the word Mamas! Deadline for each contest, Midnight of last day.

Thank you all who entered and Good Luck to those now entering!


Past Winners – 

Lisa Cummings – “To Find a Cure” – Magical Fiction 2015, 1st Place – Category, As a Mom
Debbie Murphy – “I’m a Mum, Not a Nun” – Magical Fiction 2015, 1st Place – Category, Daydreaming
Kathi Whritenour – “Soaring” – Magical Fiction 2015, 1st Place – Category, A Day in the Life

Erica Monttinen – “A New Perspective” – Creative Non-Fiction Contest 2015 – 1st Place Tie
Anita Stafford – “No Crazy Cat Lady Here” – Creative Non-Fiction Contest 2015 – 1st Place Tie

Jeanne Majercak – “Psalm To Anna” – Mother’s Day Poetry Contest 2015 – First Place

Elizabeth Adorno – “The Gifts” – Valentines Day Contest 2014 – 1st Place

Whitney Roosa – “Mom Confessions” – Creative Non-Fiction 2014 – 1st Place, Tie
Cassandra Lyon – “Mom’s Day Out” – Creative Non-Fiction 2014 – 1st Place, Tie

Debra Nelson – “What It Means to be a Mom” – Mother’s Day Poetry Contest 2013

Bianca Ramos – “Reflections” – First Ever ScreaminMamas Contest 2013 


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