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 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.



SmokeLong Quarterly, September 2022

(winner, fiction category)


This Will Only Take a Minute

Guernica Edition anthology, November 2022


"Mother's Wishes" Typehouse Literary Magazine

 Spring 2022

"At Fifteen"

Jellyfish Review, April 2022


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

"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


Fractured Lit Anthology II

Fall, 2022

Awards and Recognitions


Fractured Lit Anthology II Prize winner


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





GREAT NEWS: I'm thrilled to announce that my story "Orca" won first place in SmokeLong Quarterly's summer 2022 flash competition. I couldn't be happier to have my work in this amazing journal (publication date September 19, 2022). I'm also excited to have a story in Guernica Edition's This Will Only Take a Minute: 100 Canadian Flashes. Amazing Canadian flash! Available for preorder here: https://t.co/cLPGZs5V9f

As I query literary agents with my debut novel, I am editing my third novel and have started a fourth! The rollercoaster ride to publication continues!


We are now settled in our new home on the shores of Lake Ontario. I made sure I have a good writing spot😉

Detail from Secrets, acrylic on canvas, by Dawn Miller


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