Millwork is dedicated to The Mill’s mission of supporting the artistic development of writers, fostering a writing community, and building an audience for literature. Millwork provides a digital space to showcase original poetry and prose from both emerging and established authors.

We want to present writing that is both fresh and captivating. So, show us your best. Your unique. Your weird. Your ugly. Your human. Your you.

Students of The Mill, past and present, are encouraged to submit their work, however we are open to submissions from all writers.

Meredith Mason

(Poetry Editor)

Meredith Mason writes and reads poetry to discover the kinship of disparate things. She has had poems published in Verse Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, Forage, and the sidewalks of Appleton, and has self-published two chapbooks, Poetry Experiment and Small Things. She graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM and has taught poetry at Renaissance School for the Arts. She currently spends most of her time raising two small sons.

Anne Paterson

(Prose Editor)

 Anne Paterson has worked in the publishing and advertising industries as copy editor, editor, and freelance writer. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and co-taught creative writing workshops at a men’s prison. Her fiction has appeared in the Dickinson Review and the Flying House Project. She now lives in Wisconsin and wishes the winters were longer and had more snow. Always.

Amy Palkovich

(Web Editor)

Amy Palkovich  is a lifelong bibliophile who holds a B.A. in English Language Arts from Alverno College.  As a former literacy coordinator for Repairers of the Breach and  Milwaukee Achiever, she is passionate about helping people discover their own identities and giving them the opportunity to express themselves through reading and writing.  She currently lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, where in her free time, she combs Grant Beach for sea glass, plays pinball, codes, and horribly belts out Bohemian Rhapsody in the car. In her not so free time, Amy is finishing up an Associates Degree in Software and Web Development at MATC.

Millwork publishes original poetry, fiction, and  creative nonfiction prose in English. Please, send us only your unpublished work. We do not accept previously published pieces. At this time, we do not offer payment for any piece.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, however if your work is accepted elsewhere, e-mail us as soon as possible so that it can be removed from consideration.

All rights revert to the author upon publication. However, your work will remain on our website indefinitely.

Our response times can very from 1-3 months. If you have not heard from us after three months, please feel free to inquire about the status of your submission by e-mail.

Poetry Submissions

Millwork is looking for all kinds of poetry.

You may submit up to five poems per month.

Within the body of your e-mail please include: your name, your mailing address, your phone number, and the title of the piece you are submitting. Poems must be attached in a Word (.docx) or PDF (.pdf) file and e-mailed to millworksubmissions@gmail.com. Please save your file as yourlastname.pdf or yourlastname.doc.

Any submissions not formatted as specified will not be considered for publication.

Alternatively, you may use our submission form to submit your work.

Prose Submissions

Millwork is looking for short pieces of fiction and creative nonfiction, preferably 1500 words or less. Excerpts from longer pieces are welcome. Whether an excerpt or stand alone piece, we are looking for work that contains some degree of movement and completion, although not necessarily an ending.

You may submit up to two pieces per month.

Within the body of your e-mail please include: your name, your mailing address, your phone number, and the title of the piece you are submitting. Each piece must be attached as a separate Word (.docx) or PDF (.pdf) file and e-mailed to millworksubmissions@gmail.com. Please save your files as yourlastname.pdf or yourlastname.doc.

Any submissions not formatted as specified will not be considered for publication.

Alternatively, you may use our submission form to submit your work.