Some commentary from recent submitters...

Submitted onJanuary 28, 2020

New Millennium was kind enough to give me feedback on That Incredible Orb-Weaver Spider. I appreciate that. It's indicative of a publication a cut above the norm. Thank you.

Submitted onJanuary 25, 2020

I love the multiple options and opportunities for publication that New Millennium Writings provides. This will keep me returning to your pages.

Submitted onJanuary 25, 2020

While a poetry submission may seem small and insignificant, I've never written a poem on my own accord. I wanted to share my most honest emotions, and the truth of how my current situation makes me feel. As I age I look back at my youth as an entirely different person, and I mourn for the loss of that person. Many of us have had to mature quickly, and I cannot say it was guided by my own timeline, but rather, my parents' divorce. Nothing is to be expected from my writing other than the peace of mind that I've finally made a step towards coping with my feelings and getting closure. So in a way, thank you for allowing me to get this off of my chest.

Submitted onJanuary 25, 2020

You folks choose the best writing to honor. Recognition in your competitions helps we obscure writers keep our heads above water.

Submitted onJanuary 24, 2020

I'm very selective about the contests I enter and all my research, especially talking to other writers, led me to NMW.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Submitted onJanuary 24, 2020

Clearest instructions ever. Easy to submit. Thanks.

Submitted onJanuary 23, 2020

NMW is open to quality writing of many forms and styles, and seems less beholden to current popular vogues in publishing.

Submitted onJanuary 22, 2020

I found this on a writing contest website, and thought it looked very interesting!

Submitted onJanuary 22, 2020

Writing is hard. Very very hard. You offer a supportive environment for
writers. I am sure you also need the money ( I know it's true). I keep
submitting and writing and reading and paying. Because the written word is
still sacred to me. And for that I will pay, whatever it takes to keep it here.

Submitted onJanuary 22, 2020

When I started writing these pieces, I was in a state of overwhelming sadness and grief. I want to get them out there in front of those facing such loss as I have. I want them to know that they are not alone.

Submitted onJanuary 21, 2020

Your organization is reputable and high quality.

Submitted onJanuary 20, 2020

I appreciate the quality of your editorial selections, some of which I've taught from before in my creative writing workshops. Thanks for your support of writers!

Submitted onJanuary 19, 2020

I wanted my poems to reach someone other than myself.

Submitted onJanuary 17, 2020

Your website was so welcoming. I'm a fairly new writer and sometimes these contests can look a bit intimidating. Thank you for making me feel relaxed and excited about entering!

Submitted onJanuary 17, 2020

The entry fee is fairly reasonable, and I love the structure of NMW. It allows writers to submit all types of work, and the site is so user-friendly. I'm very hopeful that I can work with NMW in the future and see my poems in print. I love being part of a writing community.

Submitted onJanuary 17, 2020

New Millennium's outreach and energy, not to mention the high quality of the poetry it presents, is a needed contribution to American letters.

Submitted onJanuary 16, 2020

In this world of instant and overwhelming media, New Millennium Writings is just what is needed for the thousands of writers who want to have a voice.

Submitted onJanuary 14, 2020

I believe in possibility.

Submitted onJanuary 13, 2020

I love your mission statement and your ethos of encouraging and promoting new, fresh and exciting work.

Submitted onJanuary 10, 2020

New Millennium Writings stood out to me because of the humble beginnings and the aspiration to look for talented writers of all backgrounds and experience. I especially love that writers who submit their work here can write about whatever inspires them. There's no constraint on subject or style, allowing the writer to show who they are and what makes them want to express themselves.

Submitted onJanuary 9, 2020

New Millennium Writings seems to be a very current spot for new fiction.

Submitted onJanuary 9, 2020

I submitted to New Millennium Writings because of their enthusiastic support of new writers and the range of options in what can be submitted. As a writer new to submitting my work, I felt like I was being welcomed into a friend's home where I would enjoy an evening of good food and good conversation.

Submitted onJanuary 8, 2020

New Millennium Writings validates and publishes a wide range of styles and modes of thinking.

Submitted onJanuary 2, 2020

Thank you for all you do for writers, readers, and the literary community. Keep rocking it out!

Submitted onJanuary 2, 2020

Been reading it forever; was published once when I won and would love to be published again! It's an honor.

Submitted onDecember 29, 2019

Your website is both professional and easy to follow. Your mission statement is welcoming and supportive, in particular to new and emerging writers, such as myself.

Thank you for creating a supportive site and publication opportunity.

Submitted onDecember 19, 2019

After reading NMW and all the positive comments on this wonderful publication I just knew this is where I needed to send my first short story. This has been a rite of passage for me and it makes it even more special to submit it to NMW.

I will admit I am nervous putting myself out there to be judged and constructively criticized, but I needed to write this story on paper not keep it locked away in the recesses of my mind.

Thank you for this outlet, we first timers need your positive support.

Submitted onDecember 13, 2019

NMW has been good to me over many years. I have often found a home for poems that sing of the spiritual and the political in the same breath. For me, they often need to be together but that is not a common view among poetry magazines. I so appreciate the wide range of poetry you publish and support.


Naomi Ruth Lowinsky

Submitted onDecember 12, 2019

It is has been a bucket list item to submit a poem for publication and NMW seems like a wonderful opportunity for emerging writers to share their work!

Submitted onDecember 11, 2019

NMW is a very prestigious platform for writers and poets and it has been a pleasure and honor for me to be able to share my voice with the editors through the medium of writing. I wish the team the very best for their literary endeavors!

Submitted onDecember 10, 2019

I feel part of this writing community though miles apart, and emails are returned in decent period of time.

Submitted onDecember 1, 2019

Though I have been writing in some capacity all of my life, I come to you as a newborn in the world of flash fiction.

After some extensive research, I discovered NMW and was instantly intrigued by the opportunities available. You seem to have a deep understanding of not only the genre, but of your audience and prospective writers.

I look forward to exploring more issues and contests in the future!

Submitted onNovember 30, 2019

New Millennium Writings engages both the mind and heart with powerful, carefully crafted literary selections.

Submitted onNovember 30, 2019

New Millennium's submission system is straightforward, doesn't take forever for responses, and is kind of fun in the judging. Though I'm rarely in the winners' circle, I admire the works selected.

Submitted onNovember 30, 2019

I am drawn to your being open to all forms. Also your generous word-count limit gives me the space I need.

Submitted onNovember 30, 2019

I have participated in the New Millenium Writings awards since receiving an honorable mention in the very first awards, just as that first honor aided my development as a writer, so does the NMW awards program stimulate and support the hopes and progress of many, many authors each year.

Submitted onNovember 30, 2019

I've enjoyed reading the New Millennium winners in the past, and actually won the contest a few years ago. I've seen some great talent in the flash fiction submissions as well as the poetry.

Submitted onNovember 26, 2019

I appreciate the openness of the submission requirements. The stories I've read so far have similar themes, styles, and sensibilities as mine.

Submitted onNovember 26, 2019

About two years ago, I won an Honorable Mention for my Flash Nonfiction story, Rudolph Nureyev. I was thrilled. I keep writing because I love to write, but getting recognized is a bonus. Thank you.

Submitted onNovember 23, 2019

There aren't a lot of rules. Seems like there is space for me to be me.

Submitted onNovember 20, 2019

Good lit mag, and the submission engine works well. Easy to upload and understand the process. Thanks.

Submitted onNovember 17, 2019

Honest writing by real people and juried (sp) with heart!

[juried is not a word in the dictionary. Well, okay, I just made it up. :-)]

Submitted onNovember 11, 2019

All you have to do is open one issue of NMW and you'll immediately notice the originality and vibrancy of this publication. I've been a fan since the Joan of Arc issue, but submitting here never feels like overwhelming odds -- there is a clear care for all writers here.

Submitted onNovember 1, 2019

It's nice to be part of a thoughtful, friendly group.

Submitted onOctober 31, 2019

Been my goal for years. I think this is finally it.

Submitted onOctober 28, 2019

You have done fine work for a long time. I'd be honored to find something I wrote among your pages.

Submitted onOctober 27, 2019

Hi there, your well known encouragement to the struggling and impoverished band of writers encouraged me to submit my modest creations into your very capable hands. The free and wide scope of the rules of your competitions are also very encouraging to those of us struggling to find direction.

Best wishes,


Submitted onOctober 15, 2019

I have always wanted to submit to the prestigious New Millennium writing competition because of its reputation in launching new author's careers!

Submitted onOctober 10, 2019

It is an international award, and therefore the competition may be a little stiffer. This provides me with a challenge and, hopefully, a chance at some recognition. I aim to attract an agent by entering this competition.

Submitted onOctober 2, 2019

I love New Millennium Writings and the opportunities they open for writers of any genre from any part of the world!

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“Highly recommended. NMW is one of our favorite journals.”

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