• 2013 - New Millennium Writings Fiction Award for ‘Our Lady Of Broken Dreams’.

  • 2009 - Savannah Bay Silver Stories Audience Award (popular vote) for ‘Ragtime’.

  • 2006 - Winner Poetry Contest American Book Center (Amsterdam). 



  • 2017 & 2019 - Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerig, Ireland

  • 2014 - Writer's Residency in St. Mary's Art Centre, Virginia City, Nevada

  • 2013 - Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. 



My name is Milla van der Have. I wrote my first poem when I was 16, during a physics class and I’ve been at it ever since. I started out writing in Dutch, but 10 years ago I switched to English.

I write poetry and short stories. I like a well-told story, but not an easy one. As a reader as well as a writer, I like it when not all is revealed. Also, I look for twists, be it in plot, perspective or language.


My work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies. One of my short stories has won a New Millenium Writings Fiction Award. In 2015 I published my chapbook 'Ghosts of Old Virginny' with Aldrich Press.





  • Ninth Letter

  • Inflectionist Review

  • Kestrel

  • Raleigh Review

  • Sky Island Journal

  • Cherry Tree

  • After the Pause

  • Whale Road Review

  • Bird's Thumb

  • Small Orange

  • The Timberline Review

  • Heartwood

  • SWWIM everyday

  • Apple Valley Review

  • Mud Season Review

  • By & By poetry

  • Peacock Journal

  • The Cape Rock

  • Stirring

  • Foliate Oak

  • ​Rust+Moth

  • Wolves Magazine

  • Hartskill Review

  • San Pedro River Review

  • Hermes Poetry Journal

  • Crab Fat Magazine

  • The Meadow

  • Apeiron Review

  • The Kentucky Review

  • Word Riot

  • Right Hand Pointing

  • Off The Coast

  • Dressing Room Poetry Journal

  • Black Fox Literary Magazine

  • Lindenwood Review

  • The Second Genesis

  • New Millennium Writings, Fiction Award

  • Crannóg

  • Bare Hands Poetry

  • Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure (Smithsonian)

  • Verse Wisconsin

  • Etopia Press

  • Litro Magazine

  • Orange Quarterly

  • Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure

  • Full of Crow Quarterly

  • Pirene’s Fountain

  • Halfway Down The Stairs

  • Poetry Quarterly Winter Edition

  • Third Wednesday

  • Midwest Literary Magazine 

  • The Wilderness House Literary Review

  • Caper Literary Journal

  • The Loch Raven Review