Mother’s Day 2015

Dear Readers,

After reading the emails from the writers, I have decided to extend the deadline for the Mother’s Day 2015 Contest to June 30th, 2015. The new name for the contest is “Unconventional Motherhood.” For this contest, think about the mothers on the margins. The margins could be societal, economical, psychological, or any other that you can think of.

To spur your creative juices flowing in different directions, here is a link to the well-known story Thank You Ma’am by Langston Hughes. The story highlights a small slice of mothering in an unlikely situation. People receive lessons about life as well as mothering from unexpected sources throughout their lives without even realizing it.

Here is another point view about mothering. An article by Jane Aronson, “Why I Don’t Like Mother’s Day.”

Thank you for your patience and support.  To submit an entry to the contest, write a story under 2500 words and send it in a MS Word document (.doc, .docx, or, .rtf) to theliterarynest (at)  The contest deadline is June 30th, 2015.

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