Writer, Artist, Traveler
Dawn is a writer of short fiction, flash fiction, and novels. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. One of her stories was shortlisted for the 2023 Bath Flash Fiction Award.
Her manuscript Every Fragile Thing was a finalist in the summer, 2021 Novel Slices competition and was shortlisted for the Retreat West's 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. Her manuscript The Weight of Silence was shortlisted in Retreat West's First Chapter Competition 2023.
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 beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.
"How to Become a Million Marvelous Shapes"
Reservoir Road Literary Review, Issue 11
Fictive Dream, September 2023
1st place winner, fiction category
"To the Doctor Who Called My Son 'The Overdose'"
FlashFlood Journal, National Flash Fiction day, June 24, 2023'
The Forge Literary Magazine
publication date: May 8, 2023
detail from Matt, encaustic and mixed media, by Dawn Miller
Fictive Dream, February 2023
Burningword Literary Journal
January 5, 2023
Cleaver Magazine, Issue 40, Dec 2022
3rd place winner, Cleaver 2022 Flash Competition
SmokeLong Quarterly, September 2022
(First Place Winner, fiction category)
This Will Only Take a Minute
Guernica Edition anthology, November 2022
"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
"Two Weeks After the Mastectomy"
Whale Road Review
"Friday Afternoon at the Mammography Unit
Bath Flash Fiction Award 2023
to be published in Bath FF Anthology: December 2023
Nest, encaustic and mixed media,
by Dawn Miller
Awards and Recognitions
"How (Not) to Store Your Sister's Wig
SmokeLong Quarterly Summer Fiction competition 2021
"The Farmers' Almanac"
1st place Winner, fiction category
Wind and Water Writing Contest
Prince Edward County Arts Council
"The Girl Made of Dirt"
shortlisted, The Welkin Writing Prize 2023
The Weight of Silence
shortlisted, Retreat West's First Chapter Competition 2023
3rd Place Winner
Room Magazine Short Forms Contest 2022
nominated Ellipsis Zine's Best Of 2022
"Edna St. Vincent Millay Covers the Mirrors"
longlisted The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction
Cleaver Magazine Flash Fiction competition October 2022
Winner, SmokeLong Quarterly Summer Flash Fiction Competition (Fiction category) 2022
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
To check out a portfolio of my art work, please click on the following link:
2023 continues to be a fantastic year! I'm thrilled to announce my short story "The Famers' Almanac" was chosen as the first place winner of the 2023 Prince Edward County Arts Council Wind and Water Writing Contest!
I'm also very grateful that "Friday Afternoon at the Mammography Unit" made the shortlist in the 2023 Bath Flash Fiction Award and will appear in the Bath Anthology to be published in December 2023.
I have stories forthcoming in Vestal Review, Fictive Dream, Brink Literary, South Florida Poetry Journal, Whale Road Review, and Reservoir Road. I'm thrilled and honoured to have my work appear in these beautiful publications.
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! 😁