Utopia Dystopia

Utopia Dystopia

Momaya Short Story Review 2017 from Momaya Press

Utopia or Dystopia?
2017 was a year of contradictions.

Some of the world’s greatest literature have dealt with the theme of dystopia — Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale, Burgess’ The Clockwork Orange, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Huxley’s A Brave New World, Orwell’s 1984, to name just a handful. While utopias seem a bit more thin on the ground, the better known include Morris’s News from Nowhere, More’s Utopia, Campanella’s The City of the Sun and Disney’s Tomorrowland. Utopias seem to have ruled the eighteen and nineteenth centuries, while dystopias came into their own after World War One.

“Almost without exception, everything society has considered a social advance has been prefigured first in some utopian writing.” – David L. Cooperrider, PhD

Momaya Press has been giving writers a worldwide forum for fourteen years. Each
year, Momaya receives hundreds of short story submissions from all over the world and brings the best of them together in the prestigious Momaya Short Story Review.

Bookdragon says: You know what we love even more than a good dystopian? A great utopic vision! Momaya Press has brought the best stories of the year in both genres together in this stunning collection of stories. Upcoming authors and established writers both get attention here. As with any short story collection, not every story may be your cup of tea, but the writing excels throughout. A great gift for your favorite literature aficionado.



  • Gritty dystopians
  • Riveting utopic visions
  • Amazing writing throughout


  • Some stories grabbed us more than others