Antony Millen

A Canadian living and writing in New Zealand

Short Writing


Landfall 231Aukati appears in Landfall 231. In 2015, this story won third prize at the NZSA Central Districts competition, judged by Dame Fiona Kidman who commented:

“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.

Ruapehu Press 26.11.14Fishing 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.”

The Boy at Ohinetonga was highly commended in the 2014 NZSA Central Districts competition. Joan Rosier-Jones judged it as “more than competently written.”

Shiver is a short short story published on my blog.


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

Bruce Springsteen & Brother Shannon at Digital Book Today

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