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Dawn Miller

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.


Japan, 2019.


"Ice Fishing"

Burningword Literary Journal

January 5, 2023

"The Egg"

Cleaver Magazine, Issue 40, Dec 2022

3rd place winner, Cleaver 2022 Flash Competition


Fractured Lit Anthology II

Fall, 2022

"Chaos Theory"

Ellipsis Zine

November 30, 2022


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

 Spring 2022

"At Fifteen"

Jellyfish Review, April 2022

"Jack Pine" The Maine Review, Issue 7-3

(nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

"Dominion Day"

Canadian Authors Association's Fifteen Stories High Anthology

"Memories of Zeppelin"

Verandah Literary and Art Journal, Vol. 34


Forthcoming Publications


Fictive Dream

"Probability Statistics"

The Cincinnati Review



January, 2023

available for preorder here

"How to Become a Million Marvelous Shapes"

Brink Literary Journal

publication date: TBA

Awards and Recognitions

"The Egg"

3rd place

Cleaver Magazine Flash Fiction competition

October, 2022


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, 

Summer 2021

Shortlisted, Raven Short Story Competition

Pulp Literature

Shortlisted, Spirit of the Hills Short Story Competition 2019

In The Press



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! 😁


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