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The New Guard
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (207) 632-2944
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook and Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    THE NEW GUARD is an independent literary review. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!, a page on this site that publishes three short works by a single writer for a full month at a time. The New Guard is here to showcase newcomers alongside established writers, and to juxtapose tradition with experiment to create a new dialogue. We publish all finalists and semi-finalists of our contests in our print-only journals, and we strive to feature at least forty debut writers in each issue. The Writer's Hotel makes up the the editorial and teaching arm of The New Guard literary review. Via The Writer's Hotel, we host a conference in NYC each June, The Writer's Hotel NYC Writers Conference. We also work with writers to develop their writing via our online component, Private Study. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired. Here at TNG and The Writer's Hotel, we work diligently to support writers. We will stand up and put on the gloves for those good stories and poems. Give us your ire, your lore, your guarded passage. We are writers for writers' sake.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Shanna McNair
  • Contact title
    Founding Editor and Director
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, poetry
  • Focus
    THE NEW GUARD is an independent literary review. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!
  • Submissions policy
    THE NEW GUARD CONTEST GUIDELINES The New Guard literary review is the publishing arm of The Writer's Hotel writers conferences and editorial services. We accept submissions via Submittable. When submitting to our contests in either fiction or poetry, include your name on the first page of your contest entry. We remove writer's names in the final stages of judging; final judging is blind. Each volume has two unique final judges; one in fiction (The Machigonne Fiction Contest) and one in poetry (The Knightville Poetry Contest). (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    From 1 / 16 - 8 / 16
  • Reporting time
    3 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies
  • Contests
    (2016 Judges listed) KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional poem in any form. Up to three poe (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISBN Number
  • Total Circulation
  • Paid Subscriptions
  • Individual Price
  • Insitutional Price
  • Single Copy Price
  • Back Issues Available
  • Ads?
  • Ad Rate
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
  • Format
  • Dimensions
    9 - 6
  • Average Number of Pages

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