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Beautiful Expressions of Profound Emotions

A quarter-century of encouraging, awarding, and publishing new and emerging writers.

Monthly Musepaper

Exploring the possibilities of spontaneous writing, the gift of deadlines, and the artistry unleashed by daring to write outside your comfort zone.

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2/29/2020 @ MIDNIGHT

Pick a Prompt
1,000 words or less
Story, Essay, or 1-2 Poems
3 Musepaper Prizes Given per Prompt
Publication (online/in print)
☆゚.*・。゚Enigma Gift ☆゚.*・。゚

How to Submit


Deadline: 1/31/2020

⁠... Preparing Submissions for Judging ...


Deadline: 12/31/2019

⁠... Judging Underway ...


Deadline: 11/30/2019

⁠... Judging Underway ...


Deadline: 10/31/2019

Finalizing Winners - Announcements Soon!

⁠— CLOSED: 9/30/19 —


2 Poems 2 Stories 2 Essays

Don J. Rath of San Francisco, CA***
Alice Phung of Davis, CA***
Ash Marie Tandoc of Fontana, CA
Dianalee Velie of Newbury, NH
Dean Gessie of Midland, ON
Natalie Mucker of Bellevue, KY†

See the Winners

⁠— CLOSED: 8/31/19 —


3 Poems 0 Stories 3 Essays

Eryka Raines of Fairfax, CA***
Ellaraine Lockie
Randall Van Nostrand*
Jeanne Wilkinson of Brooklyn, NY†
Marina Richie of Bend, OR***
Sally Lipton Derringer of Nanuet, NY†

See the Winners

⁠— CLOSED: 7/31/19 —


2 Poems 2 Stories 2 Essays

Zea Archer of New Jersey**
Sandy Longley of Delmar, NY
Sandra Luerken of Aachen, Germany***
Kathryn Wilder of Dolores, CO
Sylvia Bowman of Port Townsend, WA***
James McCrae of New York, NY

See the Winners

*First writing award (first-ever, in category, etc.)
**First print publication (first-ever, in category, etc.)
†Two-Time Musepaper Prize Winner

Musepaper, Volume 1, will be available in print in November 2019. The collection is brilliant, funny, and deep, each work a beautiful little masterpiece.

When established literary journals and awards bring together like-minded and passionate writers an undeniable synergy is created. We’ve seen this as hosts of NMW’s biannual writing awards for a quarter century. The recent successes of Sunshot Press perfectly illustrate this synergy, too.

A vibrant and healthy literary scene matters. New and emerging writers matter. Non-rational forces, beauty, grief, mystery, love, all matter. This is why we press on. 

Musepaper Subscribers are the poets and writers leading the way by following their Muse. That’s our intention, as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, too. This is an adventure to be a part of. You’re invited to join us and we hope to read you soon.



Language CREATES our world.
Literature CHANGES it.

New Millennium Writings has inspired and energized and supported my writing for years. I have felt personally connected, respected, and encouraged by both Don and Alexis. These editors care! Gratitude!

Georganne H.
Subscribed in June 2019

I want to support and connect with honest, brave and energetic writers. We have never needed these writers more.

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I want to be a part of a writing community that provides engaging opportunities to writers like me that are trying to figure it all out.

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The mission spoke to me, right now in this period of my writing - releasing my writing into the world is so important, and hard.

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I am an introvert, so getting out in the world and becoming part of a creative community is important Musepaper is creative, innovative, and caters to the writers.

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