About

For the past 22 years, we’ve made it our business to encourage, award, and publish writers and poets. Started by Don Williams in 1996, New Millennium Writings has now published more than 2,000 emerging and established writers, alongside interviews and profiles of the greatest writers of our time, including Ken Kesey, John Updike, Nikki Giovanni, Norman Mailer, and many others.

Winning works have received publication in the O. Henry Prize AnthologyBest New Stories from the South, and the Pushcart Prize collection, among others. NMW has launched careers by awarding more than $350,000 to writers of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and flash fiction.

NMW is one of the longest-running literary magazines in Tennessee, and our writers come from all over the globe. We believe in the creative potential of every writer, regardless of experience. “First time award winner” and “First time published” are common here at NMW, and blind and anonymous judging ensures equality to writers of every level. All writers are welcome, and no subject is off-limits.

Recognizing and rewarding the voices of our time is an honor and a joy, one we look forward to continuing for decades to come. So remember, you and your writings are always welcomed and appreciated here at NMW. We hope to read you soon.

Write on,

Alexis and Team


— Continue the tour —>

⇒  Visit the Who We Are Page to learn more about the Founder and Editor-in-Chief.
⇒  Visit our Judges Page to learn about contest judging.
⇒  Visit the
 Awards & Contests Page for current contests and submission guidelines.