False Memory | Marsh Rose
New Millennium Award for Nonfiction
Marsh Rose of Cloverdale, California for “False Memory”
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
Mapping Hana | Cassady Black
Cassady Black of Denver, Colorado has won the 43rd New Millennium Fiction Prize for “Mapping Hana.” She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in..
Shorn | Katie Bickham
Equal parts ode and lament, this poem explores the power of women’s hair, its ubiquitous influence on art and society, and the awe, fear, and possessiveness it too often inspires in others. An evocative and compelling work. –NMW
Growl | Miah Jeffra
Miah Jeffra of San Francisco, CA for “Growl” Miah receives $1,000, a certificate to mark the success, and publication both online and in print. Miah’s..
Hidden in a Suitcase | Michele Leavitt
On reunion and loss, on being back in the fold and being caught in the web, on free will and the things we cannot change. One woman’s story about finding the family she never had and the heartbreak that can come from having so many people to love. –NMW
Doldrums Near the End of Empire | Mary Makofske
Let’s say you have been paying attention, and you are outraged…might you still revel in an unseasonably warm autumn afternoon? For anyone informed enough to panic, but romantic enough to appreciate this beautiful world while we still can, this poem is for you. –NMW
Nothing Kinky | Evan McMurry
A soldier hellbent on getting himself honorably discharged, and the waitress who changed everything when he saw the way the sun itself tried to reach her with its gaze. Nothing kinky here… just true young love up against this endless war. —NMW
Dendrites | Anne Gudger
From the expansive first lines to the evocative ending, “Dendrites” invites readers to speed along the author’s gray matter through her most transformative life events. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget. —NMW
Papa’s Parrot | Adam Sifre
The story of a bird who traded flight for knowledge, his freedom for the privilege of hearing a certain Old Man spin stories on a typewriter in Cuba, and how those stories began to transform the one who listened. –NMW
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The Prophet | Alexander Weinstein
In this age of miracles and marvels, when the next life-changing technology is just a yearly rollout away, what happens when a Messiah appears to show a new path? Weinstein imagines this occurrence and humankind’s amusing, unsettling reactions. Don’t be surprised to catch a glimpse of yourself in this mirror!
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The Narcissist | D.C. Dulik
I regret, and know I will pay, when I ask, how are you today? I‘m doing great…