Award-Winning Literary Journal

Est. 1996

We believe in the creative potential of every writer, regardless of experience. All writers are welcome.

We encourage, recognize, and award remarkable works of new and emerging writers.
These are the poets and writers moving literature's evolution forward.

That's our mission, and we sure do hope to read you along the way.

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Vibrant imagery, word-craft, and pure story-telling talent.

Latest Award-Winning Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Like My Father | Seth Simons

New Millennium Award for Poetry
Seth Simons of the Bay Area, CA for “Like My Father”

“Like My Father” is a neat and tidy indictment of late-stage capitalism, its sins and spoils, and the inner workings of those whose only rule book is a ledger.

Since | Patricia Sammon

New Millennium Award for Fiction
Patricia Sammon of Huntsville, Alabama for “Since”

In “Since,” Patricia wields a masterful first-person narrative to fully arc the life of a 19th-century family and the joys, sorrows, and possibilities our memories contain.

Blanking | Kristin Kostick

New Millennium Award for Nonfiction
Kristin Kostick of Humble, Texas for “Blanking”

Who among us hasn’t yearned for a clean slate? Some way to shed all the old hurts and regrets and begin again, fresh and unencumbered as a newborn soul. In “Blanking,” Kristin ponders the power and possible advantages of self-deception.

The Nation of Aphasia | Xiao Yue Shan

New Millennium Award for Poetry
Xiao Yue Shan of Tokyo, Japan for “the nation of aphasia”
With transportive imagery and longing descriptions of a nation’s rich traditions, Xiao Yue fingers the pulse of the writing life in Hong Kong. Read “the nation of aphasia” and bear witness to the tyrannous shadows encroaching on the Celestial Empire.

The Language of Rivers | Patrick Dawson

New Millennium Award for Fiction
Patrick Dawson of London, England for “The Language of Rivers”
Full of wanderers and deception, and something close to love, Patrick’s masterfully crafted story is quick to engage and gradual to reveal. Dive in and let “The Language of Rivers” spill its secrets.

False Memory | Marsh Rose

What if one day you discover you’ve been wrong about your own life story? Marsh Rose reveals the secrets that, for nearly 30 years, her mind tried to protect her from, reminding us of our uncanny ability to rewrite the past. —NMW

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