Publisher’s description: The New Guard is a contest-centered, independent literary review, publishing 35+ emerging writers each year from the US and abroad. TNG also includes a themed letters section in each volume and occasional interviews and special sections. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our monthly online feature, BANG!, where we feature three short works by a single writer.
The New Guard hosts contests in fiction and poetry annually: The Knightville Poetry Contest and The Machigonne Fiction Contest. Judges (past and present) include: Rick Bass, Richard Blanco, Sarah Braunstein, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, (the late) Donald Hall, Elizabeth Hand, Rick Moody, Tim Seibles, Patricia Smith, Charles Simic, and Joe Wenderoth. Special sections include previously unpublished work by Ralph Ellison and interviews with such authors as Tess Gerritsen.
The New Guard literary review showcases newcomers alongside established writers, and juxtaposes tradition with experiment to create a new dialogue. The Writer’s Hotel makes up the editorial arm of The New Guard. The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conference is held annually in June, and we also work with writers at The Writer’s Hotel to develop their writing via our online component, Private Study.
At TNG and The Writer’s Hotel, we work diligently to support writers. Give us your ire, your lore, your guarded passage. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired.
“The New Guard presents a curious mixture of the traditional narrative with the experimental, whether it is intimate fan letters to long-deceased authors, short stories showcasing mythical transformations, or free-verse poems.”—NewPages