New Millennium Award for Nonfiction Kristin Kostick of Humble, Texas for “Blanking”
Who among us hasn’t yearned for a clean slate? Some way to shed all the old hurts and regrets and begin again, fresh and unencumbered as a newborn soul. In “Blanking,” Kristin ponders the power and possible advantages of self-deception.
New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction Eleanor Bluestein of La Jolla, California for “How To Write a Love Letter” Let Eleanor Bluestein shed light on this ancient art of seduction, and reveal the secrets of romantic mastery in the MisInformation Age.
New Millennium Award for Poetry Xiao Yue Shan of Tokyo, Japan for “the nation of aphasia” With transportive imagery and longing descriptions of a nation’s rich traditions, Xiao Yue fingers the pulse of the writing life in Hong Kong. Read “the nation of aphasia” and bear witness to the tyrannous shadows encroaching on the Celestial Empire.
New Millennium Award for Fiction Patrick Dawson of London, England for “The Language of Rivers” Full of wanderers and deception, and something close to love, Patrick’s masterfully crafted story is quick to engage and gradual to reveal. Dive in and let “The Language of Rivers” spill its secrets.
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