Writing Contest XLIII • Cassady Black, Fiction Prize • NMW (2017)

43rd Writing Contest • First Place, Fiction Cassady Black of Denver, Colorado has won the New Millennium Fiction Prize for “Mapping Hana.” She will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and publication both online and in print. “A haunting and enchanting mystery. From the startling first lines to each smoldering revelation, readers will […]

Writing Contest XLIII • Katie Bickham, Poetry Prize • NMW (2017)

43rd Writing Contest • First Place, Poetry Katie Bickham of Shreveport, LA has won the 43rd New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Shorn.” She will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and publication both online and in print. “Equal parts ode and lament, this poem explores the power of women’s hair, its ubiquitous influence […]

Writing Advice from Michele Leavitt • 2017 Award Winner

Writing Advice from Michele Leavitt Winner of the 43rd New Millennium Nonfiction Prize “Different people will find that different strategies work for them, so no writing advice can be one-size-fits-all. However, a writer must write, and that means setting time aside to take that action. For some, it’s early in the morning, for others, it’s […]

Writing Contest XLIII • Michele Leavitt, Nonfiction Prize • NMW (2017)

43rd Writing Contest • First Place, Nonfiction Michele Leavitt of Gainesville, FL has won the New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “Hidden in a Suitcase.” She will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and publication both online and in print. “On reunion and loss, on being back in the fold and being caught in […]

Writing Contest XLII • Kerry Tepperman Campbell, Poetry Prize • NMW (2016)

42nd Writing Contest • First Place, Poetry Kerry Tepperman Campbell of San Anselmo, CA has won the New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Bougainvillea.” She will receive $1,000, a certificate to document the success, and publication both online and in print. “Our Editor Emeritus, Don Williams, was moved nearly to tears the first time he read […]

Writing Contest XLII • Kirk Wilson, Nonfiction Prize • NMW (2016)

42nd Writing Contest • First Place, Nonfiction Kirk Wilson of Austin, Texas has won the New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “A Brief and Necessary Madness.” He will receive $1,000, a certificate to mark the success, and publication both online and in print. “A murderous sheriff, an indigent ex-baseball star, and a lone boy trying to […]

39th Writing Contest • Noah Stetzer, Poetry Prize • NMW (2015)

39th Writing Contest • First Place, Poetry Noah Stetzer of Washington, D.C. has won the New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Intruder.” He will receive $1,000, a certificate to mark the success, and publication both online and in print. “It begins with the mystery of a few missing pills…or is it a few too many? A clever take on […]

“Apples” by Laura Maynard • Monthly Muse (2017)

Apples by Laura Maynard When babies die, people bring lasagne. They  bring bread. They bring pie. They arrive, single file, wearing dark colours, with empty words and full hands, trying to lessen the void that hangs low in my belly. “Thank you for coming,” Daniel says. “She’s not really eating much yet.” He unclenches his […]

“Taking Our Time” by Jonathan Segol • Monthly Muse (2017)

Taking Our Time by Jonathan Segol “Attention: it is now 11:30.  The park will close at midnight.  You have thirty minutes to leave the park.” The three of us–Roger, Billy and me—could leave this park in two minutes, in any direction.  It’s a small neighborhood park.  But after those instructions blare from the loudspeaker on […]