For the past 26 years, we’ve made it our business to encourage, award, and publish writers and poets. Started by prize-winning journalist Don Williams in 1996, New Millennium Writings has now published more than 2,000 new and emerging writers, alongside interviews and profiles of the greatest writers of our time, including Ken Kesey, John Updike, Nikki Giovanni, Norman Mailer, and many others.

Winning works have received publication in the O. Henry Prize AnthologyBest New Stories from the South, and the Pushcart Prize collection, among others. NMW has launched careers by awarding more than $350,000 to writers of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and flash fiction.

NMW is one of the longest-running literary magazines in Tennessee, and our writers come from all over the globe. We believe in the creative potential of every writer, regardless of experience. “First time award winner” and “First time published” are common here at NMW, and blind and anonymous judging ensures equality to writers of every level. All writers are welcome, and no subject or style is off-limits.

Recognizing and rewarding the voices of our time is an honor and a joy, one we look forward to continuing for decades to come. So remember, you and your writings are always welcomed and appreciated here at NMW. We hope to read you soon.

Write on,

Alexis and Brent

P.S. Musepaper and Sunshot Press mark a new chapter in the life and evolution of NMW, one that was long overdue. We can't wait for you to read them.

⇒  Visit our Judges Page to learn more about contest judging.

⇒  Visit our Bookstore to buy Anthologies, Past Issues, Sunshot Press collections, and more.

⇒  All NMW Award Winners are published on the .ORG Archive [HERE]