MONTHLY MUSEPAPER #4 – WINNERS & FINALISTS ANNOUNCED (see results)

Archives: Flash Fiction

Adam Sifre’s “Papa’s Parrot” (NMW 2017)

Adam Sifre’s “Papa’s Parrot” (NMW 2017)

Adam Sifre of Wayne, NJ has won the 44th New Millennium Flash Fiction Prize for “Papa’s Parrot.”

He will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“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

Writing Contest XLIII • Flash Fiction Winner, Miah Jeffra • NMW (2017)

Writing Contest XLIII • Flash Fiction Winner, Miah Jeffra • NMW (2017)

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 story, “Growl,” pays homage to that most primal noise. It is a reminder that inside all of us lives an animal, and in the moments our passions are most inflamed — by anger, by hunger, by lust — the animal must be heard.

William Polsgrove’s “Highway 61” (NMW 2016)

William Polsgrove’s “Highway 61” (NMW 2016)

–This award is William’s first literary prize and his first published story.–


William Polsgrove of Frederick, Maryland has won the 42nd New Millennium Flash Fiction Prize for “Highway 61.”

He will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“Polsgrove’s story captures perfectly the angst of growing up in a place you can’t belong, a town where the best things in your life are the ones you can’t tell anyone about, and where you make your escape every chance you get.”

Adrianne Aron’s “The Envelope Trick” (NMW 2016)

Adrianne Aron’s “The Envelope Trick” (NMW 2016)

Adrianne Aron of Berkeley, CA has won the 41st New Millennium Flash Fiction Prize for “The Envelope Trick.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“As immigration and foreign policy issues divide and dominate our culture, ‘The Envelope Trick’ reminds us that the political is always personal, and that many people are hanging on by only a finger or two.” –NMW