The Writing Contests

You and your writings are always welcome and respected here.

To submit to the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards, featuring prizes for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash fiction, see the guidelines here. (online or by mail)

To submit to the Monthly Muse, ever-changing short story/essay/poem contests (1,000 words or less), see the guidelines here. (online only)

The Sunshot Book Awards CLOSED for submissions on May 30, 2017.

Non-Contest General Submissions, by mail only, are CLOSED until February.

We hope to read you soon!

“NMW allows writers to explore themes in any way they choose.”

—Rebecca Johnson

“Fiction, poetry and nonfiction that will feed your soul”


“You were my first publication ever. I will never forget that, it kept me going for a long time…”

—Susan Tepper, Pulitzer Prize Nominee

“I cannot overestimate the immense value of winning the NMW award. I credit your magazine with giving me a second career as a writer.”

J. L. Schneider (Award-winning author and two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee, Schneider has now received 17 First Place awards from a variety of publications.)

“Highly recommended. NMW is one of our favorite journals.” 

—Winning Writers,

“By the way, I really love NMW. The content is some of the most rockin’ awesome stuff that isn’t shy and crosses boundaries, pushes the envelope, winks at the nun – you know what I mean.”

—Shela Morrison, Gabriola Island, British Columbia