SUBMISSIONS

POETRY • FICTION • NONFICTION • FLASH FICTION

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POETRY • FICTION • FLASH FICTION • NONFICTION

$4,000 IN AWARDS + PUBLICATION (in print and online)

PRIZES

 

  • First Place in each category receives a $1000 cash prize, a certificate to document the success, publication online and in print, in New Millennium Writings, and two complimentary copies.
  • Select Finalists, and all Poetry Finalists, will be published in New Millennium Writings (online and in print) and receive two complimentary copies. 

  
GUIDELINES

 

  • No restrictions on style or subject matter.
  • Entrant retains copyright ownership of work.
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • Previously published works accepted if: Print circulation was under 5,000, or the work was published online only.
  • Fiction (all types welcome) - 7,499 words or less
  • Nonfiction (all types welcome) - 7,499 words or less
  • Flash Fiction (aka: Short-Short Fiction) - 1,000 words or less
  • Poetry - each entry may include three poems, up to five pages total. 
  • Anonymous Judging: Submission file should contain only the title and text of the story, essay, or poem(s). Cover letters are optional and may be uploaded separately.
  • For mail/postal submissions click here for instructions.
  • Submit your work (or postmark) by November 30, 2019.

   
ENTRY FEES AND MULTIPLE ENTRY SUPPORT

  For any category or combination of categories:

 

  • 1 Entry - $20
  • 2 Entries - $35 (reg $40)
  • 3 Entries - $45 (reg $60)
  • 4 Entries - $60 (reg $80)
  • 5 Entries - $75 (reg $100)

  Note: Poetry may include up to three poems per Entry.

 The ones we’ll love fur-ever or the ones that drive us absolutely bonkers, be they feathered, scaly, furry, four-legged animals. 

But why stop there? 

Plants flourish under our loving attention, robot companions are on the rise, and the Pet Rock rolled its way into 1.5 million homes.

However they come into our lives, and whatever form they take, pets become part of our families, part of our experience, and, if we’re lucky, the best part of ourselves.

For this Monthly Musepaper, send us your (1,000 words or less) story, poems, or essay about any and every pet worthy of the written word. 

The top three entries will be published at Musepaper.org and in a special print anthology.

Winners will also receive the ever-changing Enigma Gift. (That's right, we're not telling! We promise it will be thoughtful. It may also be fun, funky, profound...or maybe all three.)


GUIDELINES
 

  • No restrictions on style.
  • Stories or essays should be 1000 words or less.
  • Poetry entries may include one or two poems, and should not exceed 1000 words in total.
  • Entrant retains copyright ownership of work.
  • All entries must be previously unpublished.
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • Anonymous Judging: Submission file should contain only the title and text of the story, essay, poem. Cover letters are optional and may be added separately.
  • Winners will be announced within 60 days of the closing date.
  • The reading fee is $15.* * *
  • Submissions must be received by August 31, 2019. This deadline will not be extended.


* * * Did you know you can make the Monthly Musepaper part of your monthly writing practice? Visit musepaper.org/subscribe now and use this secret code (submit2415) for $15 off any annual subscription. 


If you have any questions, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help: hello [at] newmillenniumwritings [dot] org

Ahhhhh, vacations — those brief windows designed to break up the schedules and routines of life.

Seeking rejuvenation, adventure, solace, contemplation, we set out… yet wherever we go, there we are.

Vacations can be geographical or all in the mind. A weekend jaunt, a cross-continent trek, or closing our eyes for a ten-minute meditative retreat.

From the picture-perfect honeymoon to the vacation from hell, from eureka moments of a clear head, a trip into another dimension all together, and the joy, or dread, of being back in your own bed.

For this Monthly Musepaper, send us your (1,000 words or less) story, poems, or essay about the quest to get away from it all to find what we need.

The top three entries will be published at Musepaper.org and in a special print anthology.

Winners will also receive the ever-changing Enigma Gift. (That's right, we're not telling! We promise it will be thoughtful. It may also be fun, funky, profound...or maybe all three.)


GUIDELINES

 

  • No restrictions on style.
  • Stories or essays should be 1000 words or less.
  • Poetry entries may include one or two poems, and should not exceed 1000 words in total.
  • Entrant retains copyright ownership of work.
  • All entries must be previously unpublished.
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • Anonymous Judging: Submission file should contain only the title and text of the story, essay, poem. Cover letters are optional and may be added separately.
  • Winners will be announced within 60 days of the closing date.
  • The reading fee is $15.* * *
  • Submissions must be received by August 31, 2019. This deadline will not be extended.


* * * Did you know you can make the Monthly Musepaper part of your monthly writing practice? Visit musepaper.org/subscribe now and use this secret code (submit2415) for $15 off any annual subscription. 


If you have any questions, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help: hello [at] newmillenniumwritings [dot] org

*NMW’s Stress-Free Guarantee ensures fair and equal judging of all entries. In the unlikely event we are unable to judge your entry, we’ll contact you for resolution. If resolution is impossible or an entry is ineligible, a full refund is given.


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