45th Writing Awards – November 30 Deadline

  • 43rd New Millennium Prize Winners and Finalists
  • New Millennium Poetry Prize Winner
  • New Millennium Fiction Prize Winner
  • New Millennium Nonfiction Prize Winner

WRITING AWARDS XLIII • 2017

Award Winners & Finalists

WINNERS

 

New Millennium Nonfiction Prize

Michele Leavitt of Gainesville, FL for “Hidden in a Suitcase” (read it here)


New Millennium Fiction Prize

Cassady Black of Denver, CO for “Mapping Hana” (read it here)


New Millennium Flash Fiction Prize

Miah Jeffra of San Francisco, CA for “Growl” (coming soon!)


New Millennium Poetry Prize

Katie Bickham of Shreveport, Louisiana for “Shorn” (read it here)


FINALISTS

• Nonfiction •

Katie Bain
Los Angeles, CA
“Four Days in New Orleans”

M R Branwen
Los Angeles, CA
“Even if I Am Saturn”

Valerie Gardner
Cornville, Arizona
“Fear No Evil”

Charlie Hanline
Pueblo, Colorado
“Five Year Plans and First Kisses”

Nia Ita
Rego Park, New York
“The Night”

Nancy Jainchill
Woodstock, New York
“The Feminist Sex Queen”

Mal King
Santa Paula, CA
“Living Life in Capital Letters”

Jerry Lawrence
Santa Cruz, CA
“Me and Aldo”

Adva Lipson
Derby, Connecticut
“The Secret Life of a School Photographer”

Tan Liu
Redondo Beach, CA
“A-Cruel Accounting”

Olivia Moreton
Salt Lake City, Utah
“Reunion”

Amy Pechukas
Brooklyn, New York
“Fiona”

Dede Ranahan
Lincoln, CA
“Sooner Than Tomorrow”

Elizabeth Rose
Galisteo, New Mexico
“Wearing a Hat from Hell by the Perfect Servant”

Nan Sanders Pokerwinski
Newaygo, Michigan
“Tabu”

Benjamin Shalva
Reston, Virginia
“Head in the Clouds…”

Kathleen Tarr
Anchorage, Alaska
“Intimate Translations”

Linda White
Silver Lake, Ohio
“Searching for Home”

Nancy Williams
Weston, Connecticut
“Shoes at Hardee’s Hamburgers”

GYV
Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Is this What You Want”

Siang
Ithaca, New York
“We said it with flowers”

• Fiction •

Matthew Basiliere
Natick, MA
“Mugging[…]Hell’s Kitchen, 1993”

Lisa Bass
Santa Barbara, CA
“Episode 780: Fruit”

Scott Beggs
Monterey, CA
“Ghost with a Machine”

David Borofka
Clovis, CA
“Flight”

Teresa Burns Gunther
Oakland, CA
“Patch of Grass”

Richard Buxton
United Kingdom
“Little Brothers”

Emily Capdeville
New Orleans, LA
“An Act of Consolation”

Margaret Fox
Toronto, Canada
“Solitary Soul”

Seth Gannon
Portland, OR
“Parking Lots”

Chris Helvey
“A Portage”

Patrick Martin
Ireland
“Ideas Machine, Suffolk Street”

Kristina Newberry
Bland, VA
“Nepenthe”

Martha Payne
Atlanta, GA
“Trash”

Susan Redden
Athelstone, South Australia
“The Lottery”

Cathy Rose
San Francisco, CA
“Avatar Trevillian”

Derek Rose
Mechanicville, NY
“Resurface”

Anneliese Schultz
Richmond, Canada
“The Fury and the Words”

J Spru
Winterport, ME
“Decker”

Julianna Waters
Portland, OR
“Bethel Lindy”

Paula Zaby
Sacramento, CA
“As the Twig is Bent”

• Flash Fiction •

Jocelyn Ajami
Chicago, Illinois

Andi Dobek
Waterloo, Illinois

Mary Bess Dunn
Nashville, Tennessee

Ekta Garg
Savoy, Illinois

Amina Gautier
Chicago, Illinois

Claire Guyton
Lewiston, Maine

William Hemmig
Stockton, New Jersey

Conor Houghton
Bath, United Kingdom

Sharon McNeill
Peoa, Utah

Patricia Poteat
Asheville, North Carolina

Lee Reilly
Chicago, Illinois

Mil Norman-Risch
Virginia

Lesh Silverman
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Kate Simonian
Lubbock, Texas

J Spru
Winterport, Maine

Sandi Sonnenfeld
Poughkeepsie, New York

Frank Tavares
Coconut Creek, Florida

Liza Taylor
Keswick, Virginia

Sabrina Vienneau
Salt Lake City, Utah

Cady Vishniac
Columbus, Ohio

• Poetry •

Akesha Baron
Seattle, WA
“Home Is about the Light”

Nan Becker
New Jersey
“Verity”

Carolyn Evans Campbell
Evergreen, CO
“Red Sequined Shoes at the Top of the World”

Lisa Dordal
Nashville, TN
“Elevator Ride with Famous Poet”

Ryan Lawrence
Portland, OR
“Most Memorable Insult”

Bianca Lech
Steuben, ME
“Desk Poem”

Jerico Lenk
Tampa, FL
“Hylophobia”

Sandy Longley
Delmar, NY
“Nocturne, in Red and Black”

Derek Mong
Crawfordsville, IN
“Exhausted, Renegade Elephant”

Jacob Paul Patchen
Cambridge, OH
“Dog Barking at 4 a.m. on a Wednesday Morning”

Laura Rand
Auburn, CA
“When a Gibbous Moon Must Do”

Roberta Senechal de la Roche
Charlottesville, VA
“Timepiece”

Cynthia Snow
Shelburne Falls, MA
“Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird with Pinktoe Tarantula”

James Stack
Andover, VT
“Applesauce”

Kristen Steenbeeke
Iowa City, Iowa
“Apocalypse Dream Again”

Cathleen Stewart
Rock Hill, SC
“Not One Sparrow”

Jim Glenn Thatcher
Yarmouth, ME
“Spoor”

Sarah Van Arsdale
New York, NY
“Taken”

Sarah Wetzel
New York, NY
“Medea in Middle Age”

James K. Zimmerman
Pleasantville, NY
“Painted Ladies”