Awards and Contests from New Millennium Writings

28 January 2009

Final deadline in our Winter Contest is midnight Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 (postmark OK) or enter online (see below).

$4,000 in Prizes, plus publication in NMW and on the Web at

$1,000 for best Fiction; $1,000 for best Poem; $1,000 best Nonfiction; $1,000 best Short-short Story

(Nonfiction includes humor, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel, opinion, essay, interview, features, investigative reporting, etc.)

Winners of NMW Awards are showcased along with interviews, profiles and tributes to writers such as J. D. Salinger, Julia Glass, Kurt Vonnegut, Shel Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken Kesey, John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote, Paul West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Walker Percy, Robert Penn Warren, Faulkner, Hemingway, Dickinson, Keats and many others. Also, prize-winning stories, poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & more.

To Enter, follow these Guidelines, or enter on-line at

1. No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as often as you like.
2. Winners and selected finalists—including all poetry finalists—will be published in our 2009-10 issue and/or on-line at
3. Send between now and midnight of Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.
4. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome.
5. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words).
6. Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All 20 poetry finalists will be published.
7. Include name, phone, address, email & category on cover page only.
8. Manuscripts not returned. Include email address or SASE for list of winners.
9. Include $17 check payable to NMW with each submission.
10. Enter online at or send by U.S. Mail or other carrier to: “NMW” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901. To order a sample issue, add $10.

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