Hope in Disaster short story contest WINNERS!

Hello, my friends!

Over the past couple of weeks, Kiki, Charis, and I have been reading through a ton of short stories (39. If I counted right). Thank you so much to everyone who entered! It was great fun reading all your stories, and I think I may have discovered some new favorite writers (:

I’m so glad that we did this contest. It’s been an amazing experience, and I think that these stories will bring hope to many people! I can’t wait for you all to read them.

And now. The moment you’ve been waiting for…


CONTEST ENDS 5/31 ~ a post by Kate

Hello, readers of Maya’s blog.

You’re wondering why there’s a new post here, since she said she wouldn’t reappear until June 6.

The answer: I’m not Maya, I’m Kate.

If you haven’t had the chance to meet me yet, allow me to introduce myself. I’m human but I look like an elf and I’m Maya’s personal assistant.

that’s me on the right ↟↟

I just want to let you all know that Maya’s writing contest closes on the 31st! (Thanks to the incredible length of this quarantine, the deadline has been extended a week, so you all have EVEN MORE time to write your stories in hopes of winning the amazing prizes. )

Check out Maya’s original post to learn more and submit your stories!

Best of luck and may Iluvatar be with you.


hiatus announcement

Hello, everyone!

As you can tell from the title of this post, I’m taking a break (until June 6). I’ll be back then to announce the winners of the Hope in Disaster contest!

I’m focusing a lot on writing my novel this month (I’m hoping to add 18k more to it before June) and I’m stepping back from the social  + platform side of writing so I can concentrate on my craft.

Have a great May and I’ll see you June 6! (And don’t forget to enter the contest!)

sign off

announcing the Hope in Disaster short story contest!


Hello, my friends!

Life is pretty crazy and tough right now, and all of us could use some hope. That’s why K.E. Stanton, Charis Rae, and I are hosting the Hope in Disaster short story contest! I’m so excited to tell you about it.

about the contest

The Hope in Disaster contest is all about finding hope through trying times. Your challenge is to write a short story (1k-2k words long) based on the theme of hope in disaster AND including this line of dialogue:


Submissions are open starting now (May 2) until May 31 at 11:59 PM EST. Then Charis, Kiki, and I will judge the stories, and we’ll announce the winners on June 13!

// read the full guidelines + submission instructions here //

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