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New Millennium Writings

About New Millennium Writings: NMW promotes new and emerging writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by showcasing their works alongside profiles and interviews and works by famous writers, and through generous awards that have totaled more than $100,000 since 1996.

Contact Information:

PO Box 2463

Knoxville, TN  37901

Phone: (865) 428-0389



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: varies Payment: see website Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1086-7678 Founded: 1996 Issues per year: 1 Distributors: Ingram Periodicals Copy price: $12 Average pages: 208 Sample price (postpaid): $12 Subscription 1 year: $12

Publisher’s description: New Millennium Writings was founded by prizewinning journalist Don Williams in 1996. Our mission “to promote vibrant imagery, word-craft and pure story-telling talent” by emerging writers continues. We have launched careers by awarding more than $100,000 to promote writers of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and short-short fiction. Winners of our twice-annual prizes in four categories are showcased alongside profiles and interviews of famous writers, such as Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, Ken Kesey, Ted Kooser, Shel Silverstein, Charles Wright, J.D. Salinger, Khaled Hosseini, George Garrett, John Updike, Lee Smith, William Kennedy, Allen Wier, Norman Mailer, Lucille Clifton, Paul West, Samual R. Delaney, Shelby Foote, William Burroughs, and many others.

Among our notable winners are Jacob M Appel (Fiction, 2011), Pamela Uschuk, (Poetry, 2010), Mira Dusho (Fiction, 2006), Morgan McDermott (Fiction, 2002), and Robert Clark Young (Nonfiction, 1996).

“Having my story selected for your nonfiction prize helped me build the confidence to keep writing at a time when I really needed it.”—Melanie Hoffert, author of Prairie Silence (memoir)

“NMW will always have a special place in my heart.”—Dorene O'Brien, author of Voices of the Lost and Found (stories)

“I found this to be one of the most powerful literary experiences I've ever had. For anyone who gives a whit about writing or the human condition, New Millennium Writings should be required reading.” —Kane S. Latranz, Alibi

Recent issues:

Our 2012 Anthology, "The 'Synchronicity Road' Issue," includes two NMW Interviews by Don Williams: American Book Award Winner Pamela Uschuk and Robert Penn Warren Award Winner Allen Wier. Poetry by William Pitt Root, David Madden, Suzanne Cleary and Jim Glenn Thatcher. Outstanding stories by Jacob Appel, Juliet Wittman and other prizewinning writers on Cosmic Clocks, Invasive Species, Bolero, Dogwood Dreams, Incoming Wounded, The Empty Road, White Phosphorus After Hanukkah, Explaining Huck Finn to Siyu Chen. Plus, Winners of NMW Awards, Humor, Flash Fiction, Writing Advice, more.