Writing Awards XLVIII

48th New Millennium Award for Poetry

​​Hannah Perrin King of Cool, California for Addendum

Hannah Perrin King’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, The Adroit Journal, The Missouri Review, North American Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal and Best New Poets, among others. She lives in rural California and is the deputy poetry editor at Alaska Quarterly Review.

48th New Millennium Award for Fiction

​​Cora C. Cruz​ of Forest Hills​,​ New York​ for ​Free Energy

Cruz is an independent scholar in New York. She studied philosophy at Hamilton College and then at the New School for Social Research. Cruz’s publications include short fiction, academic work, and a recent novel, The Meditations of Manuel de la Vega.

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

48th New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction

Kristina Woods of ​New Canaan, Connecticut for Getaway

Woods is currently working on a novel about deception and regret in suburbia. “Getaway” is her first published story.

* * This is the author’s first literary award and “Getaway” will be her first work to appear in a print publication. * *

48th New Millennium Award for Nonfiction

Laura Rose of Bucks County, Pennsylvania for Gracias a la Vida

Laura Rose, an advertising copywriter and manager, lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter. Her nonfiction has appeared in Narrative, Memoir Journal, and Bucks County Writer. She is also an activist and grassroots organizer for PA Statewide Indivisible.

* * This is the author’s first literary award for nonfiction. * *



Audrey Burges
North Chesterfield, Virginia  
“How to Lift Your Dead”

Roger Camp
Seal Beach, California

C.W. Emerson
Palm Springs, California
“What Was Promised”

Robert Franklin
Brooklyn, New York

Christina Grant
Branchton, Ontario, Canada
“Death by Drowning”

Ginny Hoyle
Denver, Colorado
“I Think We Have Time for One More Question”

Catherine Johnson
Berkeley, California
“Even the Sparrow”

Sandy Longley
Delmar, New York
“Aubade, for J.W.”

Gregory Loselle
Southgate, Michigan
“Jay at the Window”

Timothy Martin
Ann Arbor, Michigan
“A Nun with a Chainsaw”

Lucian Mattison
Washington, D.C.

Dheepa Maturi
Carmel, Indiana
“Alone Together”

Laura Mazza-Dixon
Granby, Connecticut
“The Year in Pictures”

Celeste McMaster
Charleston, S.C.

Eva Parish
New York, New York
“She Seems Like a Nice Girl with a Mean Streak”

Arien Reed
Fresno, California
“Hero Everafter”

Faith Shearin
Amherst, Massachusetts

John Jay Speredakos
New York, New York
“Mars Ever Nearer”

Stephen Toskar
Chitose-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
“Repaying an Immigrant for Teaching Me How to Steal, Long Island, May 1955”

Barbara Ungar
Saratoga Springs, NY
“Lonesomest George”


Candace Armstrong 
Murphysboro, Illinois

Katie Barnes 
Nashville, Tennessee 
“Open Letter to Rose”

Doro Boehme 
Evanston, Illinois 
“The Snow Globe”

Chris Burns 
San Francisco, California 
“Principessa di Fiamme, Princess of Flames”

Grant Carmichael 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
“No Thrills”

Srijan Dubey 
Mumbai, India 

Hannah Faver 
Southampton, United Kingdom 
“Eagle Peak”

Laura Herbst 
Portland, Oregon 
“Towels, 1977-79”

Antje Lang 
London, UK 
“Gentle in the Mourning”

Caroline Mansour
Wilmette, Illinois 
“Full Immersion”

James Najarian 
Auburndale, Massachusetts 
“The Retreat”

N. Page 
Toronto Ontario, Canada 
“Crane Girl”

Hosanna Patience 
Chico, California 

Lones Seiber 
Morristown, Tennessee 
“A Scattering of Blue”

Cal Setar 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“The Most Famous Man in Philadelphia, PA”

KT Sparks 
Greenville, Virginia 
“Triangle of Life”

Ken Stahl 
Tucson, Arizona 
“Like Magpies on a Snowy Field”

Quinton Steele 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
“A Trip in the Ocean”

Carol Test 
Scottsdale, Arizona 
“Rain Dogs”

Thomas Westerfield
San Francisco, California


Atticus Allison 
Raleigh, North Carolina 
“Soft Briars”

Kelly Bedbrook 
Waterloo, Ontario 
“Off Eighth”

Chad Broughman 
Harbor Springs, Michigan 
“In one fell swoop…”

Christina Grant 
Branchton, Ontario 
“The Book of Lasts”

Michael Gruver 
Louisville, Kentucky 
“The Bathroom Vortex”

Katharine Hargreaves 
Los Angeles, California 
“Are you done being wild?”

Lydia Kaup 
Wilmette, Illinois 
“The Bluff”

Robert Kostanczuk 
Crown Point, Indiana 
“A Masquerade for Poe”

Eimear Laffan 
Nelson, British Columbia
“The Backwaters Behind Your Eyes”

Philip Liu 
Lexington, Massachusetts 
“Going Up?”

John Mattson 
Encino, California 
“Object Permanence”

Kelsey Montague
Denver, Colorado 
“How to Get the Pennies Back”

Justin Neff 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
“Too Late or Too Soon”

Christian O’Callaghan-Leue 
Amsterdam, New York 

Thomas Peer 
Phoenix, Arizona 
“A Bravery Betrayed”

Alice Phung 
Davis, California 
“My Promise to You”

Samantha Pilecki 
Freehold, New Jersey 
“White Wolves, 1887”

Bill Ratner 
Los Angeles, California 

Keilly Ulery 
Boynton Beach, Florida 
“On The Matter Of Divorce”

Alexander Willmott 
York North, Yorkshire 


​Dani Alpert 
New York​,​ New York 
“You Can Keep Your Hat on Mr. Lear”

Kelly Beard 
Atlanta​,​ Georgia 
“Dragons and Dinosaurs”

Shell Bird 
Dublin​,​ Ohio 

Margaret Feike 
Columbus​,​ Ohio 
“The Coroner’s Case”

Allen Heisler 
Reading​,​ Pennsylvania 
“Singled Out”

Allison Hong Merrill 
Orem​,​ Utah 
“Goodbye, Baba”

Linda Jonasson 
Ontario​,​ Canada 
“Women and Children First: Paying with Life and Limb for the Crimes of Nazi Germany”

Mary Pacifico Curtis 
Los Gatos​,​ California 

​Marci ​Pliskin ​
Seattle​,​ Washington 
“Beautiful Hands”

Melina Ragazas 
Tinos, Cyclades​,​ Greece 
“4 1/2 stacks to the sun”

J.R. Rogers 
Olympia​,​ Washington 
“The Heirloom”

Jamie  Smith 
Yonkers​,​ New York 
“Mythology Lessons”

Morgan Smith 
Santa Fe​,​ New Mexico 
“A Member of the Family”

KT Sparks 
Greenville​,​ Virginia 

Sarah Stuteville 
Seattle​,​ Washington 
“Girl’s History of Consent”

Brandon Sward 
Chicago​,​ Illinois 

Don Waitt 
Tampa​,​ Florida 
“The Black Knight Lounge”

Megan Williams 
Philadelphia​,​ Pennsylvania 
“Breathing Room”

Cindy Zelman 
Stoughton​​​​​​, Massachusetts 
“This Will Be a Love Story”

Patrick Zhou 
Washington​,​ D.C. 
“Call Your Mother”

— Honorable Mentions —


Sadaf Chaudhry
Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Nicholas Eveneshen
Edmonton, Canada
“Helen’s Innocence”

Robbie Frazer
Harrogate, United Kingdom
“192 miles with Clara”

Kendall Krantz
Atlanta, Georgia
“Memorial on the Danube”

Ellen Leary
New York, New York
“The Affair”

Ellaraine Lockie
Sunnyvale, California
“Stepping Over Arizona”

Kurt Luchs
Kalamazoo, Michigan
“Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056 (Largo)”

Xafsa Ciise
Santa Cruz, California
“the crossing to/arrangement with god”

Oak Morse
Houston, Texas
“Telling It Like It Is”

Bruce Parker
Portland, Oregon
“Ice Cream”

Emily Ransdell
Camas, Washington
“The Neighbor Boy’s Buck”

Susanna Rich
Blairstown, New Jersey
“I am Lucretia Coffin Mott, Suffrage Pioneer (1793-1880)”

Donna Spector
Warwick, New York
“My Son Calls Me from Los Angeles”

Mitchell Untch
Los Angeles, California
“Elegy and Houses Still Living”

Sheryl White
Roslindale, Massachusetts


​Francesca Casilli 
London​,​ United Kingdom 
“​The Good in Us​”​

James Debenham 
London​,​ United Kingdom 

Therese Eiben 
Hudson​,​ New York 
​“​Love You, Bye​”​

Marcy Henry 
Chicago​,​ Illinois
​“Come, my friends, ’tis not too late to seek a newer world​”​

Michael Howerton 
San Francisco​,​ California 
​“The Assembly of the Dead​”​

Ashish Kaul 
Navi Mumbai​,​ India 

Lauren Leach-Steffens 
Maryville​,​ Missouri 
“​The Faun​”​

Ellen Leary 
New York​,​ New York 
​“Almost Divorced​”​

Barb Miller 
Oracle​,​ Arizona 
​“​Labor of Love​”​

Mac McCaskill
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Albert Norton 
Suwanee​,​ Georgia 
​“​Exit and Return​”​

David Osgood 
Holly Springs​,​ North Carolina 
​“​Downriver Guitar​”​

Patrick Russell 
Frisco​,​ Texas 

Adam Sifre 
Wayne​,​ New Jersey 

Anne Trooper 
Tunbridge​,​ Vermont 
​“​Taking on Water​”​


Hannah Arin 
Las Vegas, Nevada 
“A Tree’s Dream”

Carolyn E. Campbell
Boulder, Colorado
“High Mountain Burial”

Linda Nemec Foster 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Stephanie Frykholm 
Buena Vista, Colorado 
“The Lone Olive”

Jessica Gano
Phoenix, Arizona
“Emelia’s Medication”

Greg Georgiadis 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
“The Ones We Remember”

Erzsebet Gilbert 
Fort Collins, Colorado 
“O! Mr. Petőfi”

Soramimi Hanarejima 
Portland, Oregon 

Janis Butler Holm 
Los Angeles, California 
“Are You an Introvert? Take This Simple Quiz”

Karen Lethlean 
Heathcote, NSW, Australia 
“Dog Whispers”

Catherine Martino 
Elmsford, New York 
“The Last Commute”

Adrienne Pond 
El Prado, New Mexico, Afghanistan 

Oliver St. John
Brooklyn, New York
“Magic Hat”

Krista Tibbs 
Knoxville, Tennessee 
“Pieces of Life”

Michael Worthington 
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 
“Vacation From Hell”



​Jade Alexandra 
Dripping Springs​, Texas ​

Katie Barnes 
Nashville, Tennessee 
“Like Black Peat”

David Dickinson 
Melbourne, Florida 
“The Dark Side of Town:  A Portrait of the Jim Crow South”

Rick Joy 
Richmond, Indiana 
“Fear and Heights”

Paula Licata 
Bellmore, New York 
“Surviving an Alcoholic”

Dheepa Maturi 
Carmel, Indiana 
“A Personal Lexicon”

Susan Narayan 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
“Five New Yorks: Thoughts on Parenting from Afar”

Sarah O’Connor 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 

Della Patterson 
Jamaica, New York 
“Crumbled Rocks of Mother and Earth”

Diana Raab 
Santa Barbara, California 
“My Muse, Your Muse: My Friendship with Thomas Steinbeck”

Kenneth Silber 
Wyckoff, New Jersey 
“When My Family Became Refugees”

Robbie Stofel 
Lobelville, Tennessee 

Brian Vlasak 
Boston, Massachusetts 
“Lineage of Violence”

Jeanne Wilkinson 
Brooklyn, New York 
“You, Me and Henry”

Sharon Wood Wortman 
Brightwood, Oregon 
“Voice Lessons”

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