“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 February 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.”
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.
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 Minimlaism 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
Two Tūrangawaewae at Headland: Literary Frontiers & Emerging Voices
Small Pause: The Sea & Me at Debbie Lamey-McDonald’s Small Pauses
Bruce Springsteen & Brother Shannon at Tracy Krauss’ Expression Express