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BREAKING NEWS:

In honor of NMW's 50th Writing Awards (25 YEARS!), we have added TWO brand new awards to this contest! 

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POETRY • FICTION • FLASH FICTION • NONFICTION

$4,000 IN AWARDS + PUBLICATION (in print and online) 

Submission Deadline: JUNE 30, 2020


AWARDS and HONORS

  • First Place, New Millennium Award for Poetry
  • First Place, New Millennium Award for Fiction
  • First Place, New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction
  • First Place, New Millennium Award for Nonfiction
  • Finalists, Twenty (20) from each Award category (80 in total)
  • Honorable Mentions, Fifteen (15) from each Award category (60 in total)
  • NEW!   Litteratura Influentia Award, Bestowed no more than twice per year, All submissions are eligible
  • NEW!   New Millennium New Writer Award, Presented to the contest's most outstanding New Writer,*** All New Writers" are eligible



PRIZES

  • First Place in each category receives a $1000 cash prize, an award plaque to document the success, publication online and in print, in New Millennium Writings, and two complimentary copies.
  • Select Finalists, and all Poetry Finalists, receive publication in New Millennium Writings' annual print anthology and receive two complimentary copies.
  • NEW!   Litteratura Influentia Award recipients are chosen by NMW's leadership team and will receive a custom award plaque (or medallion) to document the success, publication online and in print, in New Millennium Writings, and two complimentary copies. Serious consideration begins only after all First Place award recipients have been finalized and confirmed.
  • NEW!   New Millennium New Writer Award recipients are chosen by NMW's leadership team and will receive a custom award plaque (or medallion) to document the success, publication online and in print, in New Millennium Writings, and two complimentary copies. Serious consideration begins only after all First Place award recipients have been finalized and confirmed. *** "New Writer" is defined as a) has never won a First Place writing award and b) has not yet published a full-length book. 

  
GUIDELINES

  • 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 (all types welcome) - 7,499 words or less
  • Nonfiction (all types welcome) - 7,499 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, or poem(s). Cover letters are optional and may be uploaded separately.
  • For mail/postal submissions click here for instructions.
  • Submit your work (or postmark) by June 30, 2020 deadline.

  
ENTRY FEES AND MULTIPLE ENTRY SUPPORT

For any category or combination of categories:
 

  • 1 Entry - $20
  • 2 Entries - $35 (reg $40)
  • 3 Entries - $45 (reg $60)
  • 4 Entries - $60 (reg $80)
  • 5 Entries - $75 (reg $100)

 Note: Poetry may include up to three poems per Entry.

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