Win $4000 in the 44th New Millennium Writing Awards – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction & Flash Fiction

The New Millennium Writing Awards are the cornerstone of prize-winning literary journal New Millennium Writings. Founded in 1996, NMW has published more than 1,700 authors, delivered 50,000 anthologies, and awarded $200,000+ to new and emerging poets and writers.

Deadline for Submission: JULY 31, 2017


  • First Place in each category receives a $1000 cash prize, a certificate to document the success, publication online and in print, in New Millennium Writings, and two complimentary copies.
  • Select Finalists, and all Poetry Finalists, will be published in New Millennium Writings and receive two complimentary copies.


  • No restrictions on style or subject matter.
  • Entrant retains copyright ownership of work.
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • Previously published works accepted if: Print circulation was under 5,000, or the work was published online only.
  • Fiction – 6,000 words or less
  • Nonfiction (all types welcome) – 6,000 words or less
  • Flash Fiction (aka: Short-Short Fiction) – 1,000 words or less
  • Poetry – each entry may include three poems, up to five pages total. 
  • Anonymous Judging: Submission file should contain only the title and text of the story, essay, poem(s). Cover letters are optional and may be uploaded separately.

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