“An authentic rendering of the characters … it tackles issues that confront young people, like friendship, bullying, the power of belief systems, and loss. It is a brave story and I congratulate the writer for taking on these issues.”
The Homeless Men of Mahuika appears in Issue #4 of Headland: Literary Frontiers & Emerging Voices.
Fishing the Pungapunga won the 2014 Heartland short story competition. It will appear in the December 2017 edition of Antipodes. The judge for the competition was William Taylor, local writing legend and internationally acclaimed author for young adults. Here are his comments on the story:
“An eminently satisfying story of a young boy going fishing with his mother . . . A sad little tale and no easy resolution is in sight. Millen is a fine story-teller.”
A Great Night appears in the September 2017 edition of The Cafe Reader.
My short memoir, The Burke Jersey, appears in the literary folk journal, Canadian Stories (April/May 2017)
Shiver is a short short story published on my blog.
How to Enter a Book? – A response to Aukati by Michalia Arathimos at The Pantograph Punch (28 November 2017)
Mysterious Metropolis – A review of City of Circles by Jess Richards on LandfallReview (1 August 2017)
We cross live to Taumarunui and search for signs of literature at The Spinoff (18 July 2017)
Have You Heard This One?: New Zealand Writers on Tension at The Pantograph Punch (11 May 2017)
Originally Sung: New Zealand Writers on Lyricism at The Pantograph Punch (11 April 2017)
Reasoning the Need in the Minimalism Life journal (5 April 2017)
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice at The Pantograph Punch (8 March 2017)
Oh My Canada at Canadian Writers Abroad (7 February 2017)
The Monday Surrey Hotel Residency Report: Antony Millen takes the trunk line up from Taumarunui (The Spinoff, 26 September 2016)
Review of The Hour of the Grey Wolf by Christodoulos Moisa on Crime Watch (14 April 2016)
Two Tūrangawaewae at Headland: Literary Frontiers & Emerging Voices (14 February 2016)
Small Pause: The Sea & Me at Debbie Lamey-McDonald’s Small Pauses (8 July 2014)
Bruce Springsteen & Brother Shannon at Tracy Krauss’ Expression Express