Writer, Artist, Traveler
Dawn is a writer of short fiction, flash fiction, and novels. Her manuscript Every Fragile Thing was a finalist in the summer, 2021 Novel Slices competition and was shortlisted for the Retreat West Novel Prize in 2019.
In addition to writing, Dawn is a visual artist and holds B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She has taught students who are Deaf for more than twenty years.
Born in France, she grew up primarily in Kingston, Ontario. She lives and writes in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Burningword Literary Journal
January 5, 2023
Cleaver Magazine, Issue 40, Dec 2022
3rd place winner, Cleaver 2022 Flash Competition
Fractured Lit Anthology II
SmokeLong Quarterly, September 2022
(winner, fiction category)
This Will Only Take a Minute
Guernica Edition anthology, November 2022
detail from Matt, encaustic and mixed media, by Dawn Miller
"Mother's Wishes" Typehouse Literary Magazine
Jellyfish Review, April 2022
(nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
Canadian Authors Association's Fifteen Stories High Anthology
"Memories of Zeppelin"
Verandah Literary and Art Journal, Vol. 34
"How to Become a Million Marvelous Shapes"
publication date: TBA
Awards and Recognitions
Cleaver Magazine Flash Fiction competition
Nest, encaustic and mixed media,
by Dawn Miller
Winner, SmokeLong Quarterly Summer Flash Fiction Competition (Fiction category)
Fractured Lit Anthology II Prize winner
"Waiting for the Sing"
Finalist, Wind and Water Writing Competition, Prince Edward County, Summer 2022
Pushcart Prize nomination for "Jack Pine"
Every Fragile Thing (excerpt)
Finalist, Novel Slices Competition,
Shortlisted, Raven Short Story Competition
Shortlisted, Spirit of the Hills Short Story Competition 2019
Detail from Secrets, acrylic on canvas, by Dawn Miller
2023 has started off with a bang!
The Forge Literary Magazine will be publishing one of my story "Edna St. Vincent Millay Covers the Mirrors" in May, 2023 and The Cincinnati Review just offered publication of "Probability Statistics" (more info to follow). I'm overjoyed to have my work appear in these fantastic publications!
I'm thrilled my story "Ice Fishing" appears in Burningword Literary Journal, publication date January 5, 2023! I'm also grateful my story "Blue" appears in Stanchion magazine (available for preorder and exciting giveaway here)
I was thrilled to learn one of my pieces will appear in Fictive Dream's Flash Fiction February 2023! Lastly, I'm excited to announce my story "How to Become a Million Marvelous Shapes" will appear in Brink Literary in the fall.
I'm honoured that "The Egg" won 3rd place in Cleaver Magazine's Flash contest judged by the amazing Meg Pokrass! It will appear in Issue 40 of Cleaver Magazine, publication date December 2022.
I'm also grateful "Luna" was selected for Fractured Lit's Anthology II, judged by the very talented Deeshaw Philyaw, to be published in December 2022!
I have started querying agents with my upmarket novel which can best be described as a book about the family secrets in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine mixed with the triumph of the underdog in the recent movie The Whale.
While I query, I have started my fourth book, upmarket fiction with a dash of magical realism, which I'm really excited about.
The road to publication continues! 😁