New Millennium Awards XLIV | 2017



44th New Millennium Award for Poetry

Mary Makofske of Warwick, New York for Doldrums Near the End of Empire

44th New Millennium Award for Fiction

Evan McMurry of Brooklyn, New York for Nothing Kinky

44th New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction

Adam Sifre of Wayne, NJ for Papa’s Parrot

44TH New Millennium Award for Nonfiction

Anne Gudger of Portland, Oregon for Dendrites



Sarah Van Arsdale
New York, New York

Rachel Berghash
“Dialogue and Chorus”
New York, New York

Anna Bernsein
“Fly Trap”
Brooklyn, New York

Harlan Bjornsad
“Perennial Selection”
Valparaiso, Indiana

Bill Garten
Hudson, Ohio

Megan Gieske
“The Makura-kazari”
Newton, New Jersey

Georganne Harmon
“And Clay”
Nashville, Tennessee

Desiree Hellegers
“Kodak Moments”
Portland, Oregon

Ryan Hibbett
“Having Booked a Vasectomy”
Sycamore, Illinois

Trish Lindsey Jaggers
“The Dinghy Speaks of Sinking”
Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Nicole Johnson
“First Prayer”
Del Mar, California

Jen Karetnick
“Elegy for a Gambler”
Miami Shores, Florida

Katharyn Machan
Ithaca, New York

Berwyn Moore
“Fig Tree”
Erie, Pennsylvania

Lisa St John
“The Whens of Now”
Cottekill, New York

Ken Stahl
“For Judi”
Tucson, Arizona

Shay Alexi Stewart
Atlanta, Georgia

Ruth Thompson
“Hero’s Return”
Hilo, Hawaii

Vernon Waring
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Laura Budofsky Wisniewski
“In Favor of Emotional Eating”
Hinesburg, Vermont


Nancy Allen
“The Gospel of New Eyes”
Dallas, Texas

Alex Apuzzo
“When the Sun Rises”
Clintondale, New York

Raymond Philip Asaph
“Working with Sunshine”
Long Island, New York

Angela Blair
“Safe House”
Encino, California

Chad V. Broughman
“Check Mate”
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Silas Coghill
“In the Velocity of Thought”
Roseville, Minnesota

Mikaila  Daniel
“She Comes with the Rain”
Sunrise, Florida

Daniel Draper
“The Gardener’s Wife”
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Paula Friedman
“The Workings of the Flashlight in the Darkness”
Gresham, Oregon

Amalia Gladhart
“Star Turn”
Eugene, Oregon

Gail Israel
“Into The Night Woods”
Los Angeles, California

Deb Jannerson
“Empty Eyes”
New Orleans, Louisiana

Alexander Jones
“Good Times”
Jersey City, New Jersey

Dennis Littrell
“Jug Chablis”
Kula, Hawaii

Susan Lowell
Tucson, Arizona

Tyler Lynch
“Word for Word”
Somerville, Massachusetts

Michele Ruby
“A Little Night Music”
Louisville, Kentucky

Terri Scullen
“Go Fish”
Alexandria, Virginia

Jusin Vibbert
“Form and Void”
Sunnyside, New York

Bonnie West
“I’m Here”
Saint Paul, Minnesota


Alex Apuzzo
Clintondale, NY

Sarah Bradley
“Sweet Potato Baby”
East Haven, CT

Laine Cunningham
“The Merboy in Her Life”
Hillsborough, NC

Madie Dhaliwal
Beverly Hills, California

Elizabeth Erbeznik
“Fly Season”
Austin, TX

Jaclyn Fowler
“Mama Joanne”
United Arab Emirates

Joel Freiburger
“A Letter, Three Bodies, and a Car Wreck”
Glen Ellyn, IL

Lorien House
“The Perfect Essay”
Tijeras, NM

Michelle Hsu
“Venus, from the Sea”
Studio City, CA

Eubert McLeod
Bronx, NY

Joe Milan Jr.
“Oarsmen Wanted”
Las Vegas, NV

Jason Miller
“What Are the Chances”
Bloomington, IN

Eli Mitchell
“Ferrying the Dread”
Knoxville, TN

Frank Ortega
“Cherokee Blue”
Cold Spring, NY

Sebasian Sangervasi
San Francisco, CA

Susan Segal
Irvine, CA

Jesse Sensibar
“One More Reason Not to Sleep with People You Don’t Know Very Well”
Flagstaf, AZ

Luke Tennis
“On Puraran Beach”
Baltimore, MD

Lyzette Wanzer
San Francisco, CA

Emma Whitehall
Northumberland, United Kingdom


David Berner
“The Runaway”
Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Laura Carey
“Father Figure”
Chico, California

Ioanna Carlsen
“My Mother Comes from Another World”
Tesuque, New Mexico

Linda Chase
“He Was Henry Hudson”
Rhinebeck, New York

Maryah Converse
“What Never Happened with Ahmed”
Newark, New Jersey

June Mears Driedger
“Bearing Witness”
Lansing, Michigan

Eden Elief
“The Will To Find a Testament”
Dallas, Texas

Maya Fanjul- Debnam
“Lessons from my mother”
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Megan Fulwiler
“Sanctuary Sites”
Vergennes, Vermont

Calvin Hennick
“The World’s Mos Boring Drinking Problem”
Milton, Massachusetts

Gina Iaquinta
“Tastes They Left”
Brooklyn, New York

Ella Jacobson
“Ten Years of Signs”
Brooklyn, New York

Lisa Lebduska
“The Things We Saved”
Salem, Connecticut

Sandra Miller
“A Heart Song in Four Chambers”
Arlington, Massachusetts

Varley O’Connor
“The Little Coat”
Cleveland Heights, OH

Reg Saner
“The Road’s Motion”
Boulder, CO

Colette Sartor
“The House on Bentley Avenue”
Los Angeles, California

Morgan Smith
“Hidden Treasures”
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tomi Tunrarebi
Los Angeles, California

Mary Wysong-Haeri
“Black Friday”

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