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We are pleased to announce the 36th New Millennium Awards for Poetry.

Rafaella Del Bourgo, of Berkeley, CA, has won the New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Barking, Pt. Reyes, October 10 2010,” a middle-of-the-night musing on the vocalization of a dog’s worries and, ultimately, the fears and sorrows that keep many of us up at night. Refaella will receive $1,000, a certificate to document her success, and publication both online and in the 2014 issue.

Poetry Honorable Mentions

Devreaux Baker, Mendocino, CA
KB Ballentine, Signal Mountain, TN
Judith Barrington, Portland, OR
Sylvia Bowman, Port Townsend, WA
Carolyn Breedlove, Natchitoches, LA
Deborah DeNicola, Pompano Beach, FL
Benjamin Goldberg, Waldorf, MD
Jonathan Greenhause, Jersey City, NJ
Krista Lukas, Minden, NV
Bernard Mann, Austin, TX
Amy Nawrocki, Hamden, CT
Quinnon Purvis, Boston, MA
Bart Rawlinson, Forestville, CA
Carey Russell, New York, NY
Eleanor St. James, Poulsbo, WA
Becky D Sakellariou, Peterborough, NH
Abby Shepherd, Clearwater, FL
Timothy Walsh, Madison, WI
Anne Weiss, Portland, OR
Jennifer Wheelock, Atlanta, GA

Milla van der Have, of Utrecht, The Netherlands has won the New Millennium Award for Fiction for “Our Lady of Broken Dreams,” a twisting, haze-filled imagining of the relationships that blossom and falter among those who have lost or abandoned everything, and the circumstances that inspire them to reach outside themselves once again.

Alexis Paige, of Randolph, VT, has won the New Millennium Award for Nonfiction for “The Geography of Consolation,” an essay that examines the unique challenges of a writer’s life, the long fallout of an emotional affair, and the inevitable realization that no matter how far or often we roam, the internal journey still lies before us (‘wherever you go, there you are.’)

J. L. Cooper, of Sacramento, CA, has won the New Millennium Award for Short-Short Fiction for “A Summoning of Gifts to Wet Ankles,” a fictional elaboration of the author's experience as an ocean lifeguard. Cooper’s series of vignettes and lyrical language capture truths as universal as our urge to return to the sea.

Each award winner will receive $1,000, a congratulatory certificate, and publication both online and in the 2014 issue. Our talented Honorable Mentions are listed below.

Honorable Mentions for Fiction

Jacob Appel, Scarsdale, NY
Sara Baker, Athens, GA
Tracey Chalmers, Breda, The Netherlands
Vikki Engle, Charlottesville, VA
James Gish, Arcanum, OH
Audrey Hsu, Kirkland, WA
Emily Jennings, College Park, MD
Julie Johnson, Port Townsend, WA
Marlene Olin, Miami, FL
Caitlin O'Neil, Dartmouth, MA
Talia Oren, Portland, OR
Michael Rhodes, Austin, TX
Jill Rosenberg, Montclair, NJ
Deborah Ross, Waipahu, HI
Amanda Scherker, Evanston, IL
Jake Teeny, Portland, OR
Marylin Warner, Colorado Springs, CO
Bonnie West, Saint Paul, MN
Guinotte Wise, LaCygne, KS
Leslee Wright, Denver, CO


Honorable Mentions for Nonfiction

Elizabeth Bartels, Winchester, MA
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Mountain View, CA
Noah Eli Gordon, Denver, CO
Thomas Hackney, Baker, WV
Kelly Harwood, Boise, ID
Timothy Hillegonds, Chicago, IL
Abriana Jette, Brooklyn, NY
Carl Lambein, Mentor, OH
Melissa Leavitt, San Mateo, CA
Saffron Marchant, Hong Kong, China
Barry Maxwell, Austin, TX
Sybil McLain-Topel, Atlanta, GA
Bill Milligan, Gladstone, MI
Avram Mlotek, New York, NY
Randy Mundt, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Marsha L Roberts, Milwaukee, WI
Jeffrey Schneider, Ellenville, NY
E Tomaszewski, Selinsgrove, PA
Vanda, New York, NY
Maria Vermeulen, New York, NY


Honorable Mentions for Short-Short Fiction

David Anderson, Wellington, NV
John Corvese; Burlington, ON, Canada
Blair Donahue, Sylvania, OH
Pamela Dreizen, San Carlos, CA
Tom Gunnels, Grand Rapids, MI
JoeAnn Hart, Gloucester, MA
Alex Kallner; Chappaqua, NY
Kathryn Kulpa, Somerset, MA
Ann LoGerfo, Seattle, WA
Kathleen Lindstrom; Bloomington, MN
Deirdra McAfee, Richmond, VA
Kelly McClorey, San Francisco, CA
Katrin Redfern, London, UK
Kimmo I Rosenthal, Schenectady, NY
Paula Schonauer, Oklahoma City, OK
Caroline Sposto, Memphis, TN
Alice Stern, Woodstock, NY
Karen Stromberg, La Mesa, CA
Joshua Swiller, Spencer, NY
Ernest Yarborough, New Smyrna Beach, FL

You can read the winning entries of Contest 35, along with the Honorable Mentions lists. All winning entries and selected finalists will also appear in the 2014 issue of New Millennium Writings, due out next February.

  Our current contest deadline is midnight November 17.

Visit for user-friendly guidelines and much more,

 or jump straight to and employ our simple submissions process.

No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as often as you like.


Winners announced beginning in Spring 2014.

All contestants will receive our high-quality 2015 anthology.


Judges include novelist, poet, essayist, David Madden and NMW founding editor and writer Don Williams. 


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