ABOUT THE NEW GUARD
THE NEW GUARD is a contest-centered, independent literary review, publishing 35+ emerging writers each year from the US and abroad. 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 Volume IX contests in fiction and poetry are open until September 27th! Our Volume IX Knightville Poetry Judge: Richard Blanco; our Volume IX Machigonne Fiction Judge is Elizabeth Hand. BANG! submissions are accepted all year.::
The New Guard is here to showcase newcomers alongside established writers, and to juxtapose tradition with experiment to create a new dialogue. The Writer's Hotel makes up the editorial 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, and we also work with writers to develop their writing via our online component, Private Study. We are writers for writers' sake.
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.
Our organization holds a membership with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in the Writers' Conferences and Centers (WC&C) community, and we hold a membership with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).
TNG IN THE NEWS
Lumina Journal article by Nicole Flippo, “In Conversation with Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, with Thoughts on The Writer’s Hotel and The New Guard”
Portland Press Herald article: “For nation’s aspiring writers, there’s room at the inn” on The Writer's Hotel program and The New Guard
Donations are always welcome! TNG (est. 2009) is an independent literary review with no advertising. Our mission is to support writers, both established and emerging.
In 2011, we expanded to include our NYC writers conferences and virtual study for writers via The Writer’s Hotel. Our writers conference is also independent and free of advertising. We feel it is important to remain independent. Our writers’ needs are always first.
We work hard every day to serve writers, in practice and in print. If you like what we do, please consider giving a donation. Every dollar counts for writers!
Typewriter art on this site © Pablo Gamboa Santos. The pieces were originally shown as "Querty Project" in Quito, Ecuador.