Dawn Miller

Writer, Artist, Traveler


Dawn is a writer of short fiction, flash fiction, and novels. Her manuscript The Weight of Silence was a finalist in the summer, 2021 Novel Slices competition. Her manuscript Every Fragile Thing was shortlisted for the Retreat West Novel Prize in 2019.

In addition to writing, Dawn is a visual artist and volunteers as a contributing editor of Inspire Magazine.

Dawn 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.


"Mothers Wishes" Typehouse Literary Magazine

 Spring 2022

"At Fifteen"

Jellyfish Review, April 2022


detail from Matt, encaustic and mixed media, by Dawn Miller

"Dominion Day"

Canadian Authors Association's Fifteen Stories High Anthology

"Memories of Zeppelin"

Verandah Literary and Art Journal, Vol. 34


Forthcoming Publications


This Will Only Take a Minute

Guernica Edition anthology, November 2022


SmokeLong Quarterly 

September 2022

Awards and Recognitions


Winner, SmokeLong Quarterly Summer Flash Fiction Competition (Fiction category)

Finalist, Wind and Water Writing Competition, Prince Edward County, Summer 2022


Pushcart Prize nomination for "Jack Pine"


Nest, encaustic and mixed media,

by Dawn Miller

Finalist, Novel Slices Competition, 

Summer 2021

Shortlisted, Raven Short Story Competition

Pulp Literature

Shortlisted, Spirit of the Hills Short Story Competition 2019




Detail from Secrets, acrylic on canvas, by Dawn Miller


GREAT NEWS: I'm over the moon to announce that my short story "Jack Pine" has been nominated by The Maine Review for a 2021 Pushcart Prize!

As I query literary agents with my debut novel, I am working on a third novel. The road to publication continues!

In the midst of writing, we have now moved to beautiful Prince Edward County on the shores of Lake Ontario. I've made sure that I have a good writing spot😉


Thanks for submitting!

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