MONTHLY MUSEPAPER #4 – WINNERS & FINALISTS ANNOUNCED! (see results)

Archives: Nonfiction

Karen Hunt’s “INTO THE WORLD” (NMW 2015)

Karen Hunt’s “INTO THE WORLD” (NMW 2015)

Karen Hunt of Woodland Hills, CA has one the 40th New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “Into the World.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“At ten years old, Karen and her family embarked on a journey around the world. This essay chronicles those turbulent and eye-opening travels and how they continue to shape Karen’s worldview and life’s works.” –NMW

Ralph Ryan’s “Wildfire-Hellfire” (NMW 2009)

Ralph Ryan of Redding, CA has won the 25th New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “Wildfire-Hellfire.”

Ralph will receive $1,000 and publication online and in print.

Ralph Ryan, Nonfiction Winner

A Note from the Author:

“‘Wildfire-Hellfire’ was one of many hair-raising experiences I lived during a fourteen year wild land firefighting career. It was the most exciting time of my life and after reliving the adventures over and over again in my mind, I’ve come to the point where I want to tell my story. Transforming thoughts to paper has been as challenging an adventure as it has been enjoyable. I love the craft and strive to put the reader with me, as totally into the moment as possible, to let them feel the intensity. For me, that’s the magic of words.”  —Ralph Ryan

Maria Caruso’s “The Vacationers” (NMW 2004)

Maria Caruso has won the 15th New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “The Vacationers.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

A Note from the Author:

“I’ve shifted Eleanor Roosevelt’s idea about life, ‘The thing you think cannot do is the thing you must do,’ and applied it to my writing. I try to write about the things I think I can’t bear to write about.”

—Maria Caruso