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POETRY • FICTION • NONFICTION • FLASH FICTION

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POETRY • FICTION • FLASH FICTION • NONFICTION

$4,000 IN AWARDS + PUBLICATION (in print and online)
Deadline: November 30, 2020

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, 2020

  
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.

PROMPT: BACK TO SCHOOL (School & Education)

DEADLINE:  September 30, 2020 @ Midnight (This deadline will not be extended again.)

NOTE: Deadline Extension due to a delay in releasing August prompts.

For this Monthly Musepaper, submit your (1,000 words or less) story, poems, or essay inspired by school, education, and/or going "Back to School."

  • Take my kids... please
  • Damned if we do, damned if we don't
  • School's out for...EVER!!
  • All in all, you're just another brick in the wall


As always, these are just a few suggestions to prime the creative pump.

Recite your words into the void and release them to the Muse. She's always there, no matter how absolutely insane reality becomes.

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 are generally announced within 60-90 days of the closing date.
  • The reading fee is $15.* * *
  • Submissions must be received by SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. This deadline has been extended due to a late announcement of August prompts. This will not be extended again. 

  
* * * DID YOU KNOW that aspiring, passionate, and like-minded poets and writers from across the world are making Musepaper an integral part of their writing practice?

Musepaper offers a subscription for aspiring poets and writers. It's quick and easy to do, and we invite you to join us. All subscriptions include a Monthly Musepaper submission each month. Subscribers also have exclusive access to new writing and publishing opportunities, Subscriber-Only contests, and bonus submissions, as well as polls, surveys, and a suggestion box to help direct the creative direction and evolution of Musepaper.

If you're interested, visit musepaper.org/subscribe.

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

PROMPT: YOU'VE GOT MAIL!
DEADLINE: September 30, 2020 @ Midnight

For this Monthly Musepaper, submit your (1,000 words or less) story, poems, or essay inspired by the U.S.P.S. (or equivalent for those not living in the United States).

  • Pen Pals, Love Letters, Secret Admirers
  • Tropical Postcards, Birthday Cards, RaNsoM NoTEs
  • Philosophical/Intellectual Correspondence
  • Stamp Collecting
  • The Sears-Roebuck Catalog, Victoria's Secret
  • Lost Mail, Junk Mail
  • The Competition (Fed-Ex, UPS, DHL)
  • Small Business, Ebay, Etsy
  •  "When you control the mail, you control information."  — Newman from Seinfeld  

As always, these are just a few suggestions to prime the creative pump.

Recite your words into the void and release them to the Muse. And just like the mail, may she never cease to show up.

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 are generally announced within 60-90 days of the closing date.
  • The reading fee is $15.* * *
  • Submissions must be received by SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. This deadline will not be extended. 

  
* * * DID YOU KNOW that aspiring, passionate, and like-minded poets and writers from across the world are making Musepaper an integral part of their writing practice?

Musepaper offers a subscription for aspiring poets and writers. It's quick and easy to do, and we invite you to join us. All subscriptions include a Monthly Musepaper submission each month. Subscribers also have exclusive access to new writing and publishing opportunities, Subscriber-Only contests, and bonus submissions, as well as polls, surveys, and a suggestion box to help direct the creative direction and evolution of Musepaper.

If you're interested, visit musepaper.org/subscribe.

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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