47th Writing Awards • 2019

New Millennium Award for Poetry

Dale Cottingham ​of ​Edmond, Oklahoma for The Lamentation of Rev. Daniel Butrick

Dale Cottingham has published many poems and reviews of poetry collections. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

* * This is the author’s first literary/writing award. * *

New Millennium Award for Fiction

47th New Millennium Fiction Award Winner

Erzsébet Gilbert of Fort Collins, Colorado for The Dog Days

Gilbert was born in Colorado in 1984. Her first book, Logodaedaly, or, Sleight-of-Words, was released by Wolverine Farm Publishing in 2011, and was Foreword/Indiefab’s Nonfiction Book of the Year. She’s traveled to 53 countries, almost died, and currently lives on a sailboat, devoted to writing, reading, and getting lost.

New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction

47th New Millennium Flash Fiction Award Winner

Carla Myers of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania for Seven Ravens

With a degree in sculpture and a J.D., Myers followed the most logical path to becoming a writer. Her work has been featured in The Gateway Review, Jabberwock Review, Columbia Journal, Patheos, Muse/A, Streetlight, Convivium, Ethel, Panoplyzine, The Fabulist, The Fingerand Sonder Review’s The Best Small Fictions Anthology 2019.

New Millennium Award for Nonfiction

47th New Millennium Award for Nonfiction

John Baskin of Wilmington, Ohio for In Search of Leo

Baskin is the author of New Burlington: The Life and Death of an American Village. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington PostThe NationThe Yale Review, and other publications. 

— FINALISTS —

POETRY

​​Devreaux Baker ​​
Mendocino​,​ California 
“Impossibile Possibilities”​​

Gary Beaumier 
Grafton​,​ Wisconsin 
“From Certain Distances in Space I Still See My Brother”

Miranda Beeson 
New York​,​  New York 
“Ode to a Dime”

F. J. Bergmann 
Madison​,​ Wisconsin 
“Deception”

Monica Brashears 
Luttrell​,​ Tennessee 
“The Lineage of a Mulatto as Discovered in Autopsy (1940)”

Rosalind Brenner 
East Hampton​,​ New York 
“Buddhist Butterfly”

Jane Craven 
Raleigh​,​ North Carolina 
“De Rerum Natura”

Derick Ebert 
Joppa​,​ Maryland 
“Demeter & Persephone”

William Ellis 
Vancouver​,​ British Columbia, Canada 
“Lost”

Linda Flaherty Haltmaier 
Andover​,​ Massachusetts 
​​”To the Brink”

Raphael Kosek 
Hopewell Junction​,​ New York
“How to Enter a Russian Novel”

Olivia Koslow 
Cambridge​,​ Massachusetts 
“Pica”

Claire Laubacher 
Portland​,​ Oregon 
“Interstitial Somethings”

Sandy Longley 
Delmar​,​ New York 
“Let Me Be Your River”

Naomi Lowinsky 
Pleasant Hill​,​ California 
“Why Am I Here?”

Laura Shore 
New Brighton​,​ New South Wales, Australia 
​”​To a Lover, Forty-Five Years Later​”​

John Simonds 
Honolulu​,​ Hawaii 
“Objects in Motion Reflect”

Heather Treseler 
Newton Center​,​ Massachusetts 
“In the Woods”

Helica Wu 
Memphis​,​ Tennessee 
“to old men”

FICTION

​Douglas Barry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“In the Early Stages​​”

Liz Brennan
Wexford, Republic of Ireland
“Malachy”

Kathy Contant
Greensboro, North Carolina
“Hollow”

Adaeze Elechi
Brooklyn, New York
“Harmattan”

Kristi Gedeon  
Fredericksburg, Texas
“Human Resources”

Sean Gill
Brooklyn, New York
“LaGrange”

Howard Givner
Scarsdale, New York
“The Exchange Rate”

Barbara Gurgel
Lowell, Massachusetts
“The Ordinary World”

Will Hearn
Gulf Shores, Alabama
“Stunted Fish”

William Hemmig
Stockton, New Jersey
“Head On”

Jonathan Mathews
London, United Kingdom
“Thinking of You”

Peter Newall
Armidale, NSW, Australia
“Varya’s Black Suede Shoes”

Janika Oza
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Factory”

Lara Palmqvist
Faribault, Minnesota
“Orientation”

Judith Peck
Mahwah, New Jersey
“Mechanisms”

Patricia Schultheis
Baltimore, Maryland
“Three Sarahs”

Spencer Smith
Burlington, Vermont
“The Eye”

Julian Wakeling
Lincoln, California
“The Visitor”

Barry Wallace
Highland, California
“Dark Rains and Hurt Things”

Juliet Wittman
Boulder, Colorado
“Jennifer Juniper”

FLASH FICTION

Beth Balousek
Nyack, New York
“Unda Maris”

Stephanie Cotsirilos
Portland, Maine
“Wormhole”

Suzanne Craig-Whytock
Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
“A Childhood in Five Acts”

Daniel Draper
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
“The Sealwoman’s Baby”

John Haggerty
San Mateo, California
“In the Moments Before the M Train Arrives”

Christine Hanolsy
Portland, Oregon
“Festival”

James Hohenbary
Manhattan, Kansas
“American Dragon”

Annalisa Koukouves
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
“Dwellers of the Hidden Homes”

Nancy Lendved
Winterville, Georgia
“The End of the Beginning”

Mary Makofske
Warwick, New York
“Home Economics”

Adair McPherson
Davis, California
“Night Waltz”

Lottie Oram
London, United Kingdom
“Theft”

Janika Oza
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Price”

Pablo Patino
Deer Park, New York
“I Crunch”

Samantha Pilecki
Freehold, New Jersey
“Lion Let Loose”

Jessie Seigel
Washington, DC
“The Apologia of a Stable Genius”

Jesse Sensibar
Flagstaff, Arizona
“Zion”

Matthew Shepherd
Leigh on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
“The Maker of the Stars”

Leah Silverman
Brooklyn, New York
“Missing Things, Pt. I”

Dar Thomas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“One Too Many”

NONFICTION

Cynthia Dempsey 
Napa, California 
“The Cure”

Kim Eichstead 
South Lyon, Michigan 
“Genesis of Rock Bottom”

C Flanagan Flynn 
South Windsor, Connecticut 
“Before #MeToo”

Anisa George 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
“Jamila”

Richard Hague 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
“Riffs on Memoir in a Small Country Bar”

Jimmy Harney 
Brooklyn, New York 
“My Data: Deconstructed”

Mary Herrington-Perry 
Paris, Illinois 
“This Side of Paris”

Porter Huddleston 
West Palm Beach, Florida 
“In a Yellow Wood”

Janet Mackey 
Annandale, Virginia 
“Capturing Light”

Kacie Main 
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 
“mirror mirror”

Edward Myers 
Washington, Vermont 
“A Shed of His Own”

Carla Myers 
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 
“How to Not Get Ovarian Cancer: A Guide for Jewish Women”

Siri Myhrom ​
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
“Vanishing”

H. Ní Aódagaín 
Murphy, Oregon 
“The Bones of Ireland”

Katy Read 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
“Employee Discount”

Robert Silverman 
Key West, Florida 
“Meditation on Germany”

Susanna Space 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 
“What Falls to Earth”

Amy Stonestrom 
Hudson, Wisconsin 
“Every Bird in the Nest”

Noelle Wall 
Loudonville, New York 
“The Date”

Bradley Wester 
Bristol, Rhode Island 
“Shiny Object”