ABOUT THE NEW GUARD
THE NEW GUARD is a contest-centered, independent literary review, publishing 35+ emerging writers each year. 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. Our Volume VIII contests in Fiction & Poetry, judged by Rick Moody and Patricia Smith, are open until September 24, 2018 (midnight in your country).
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 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).
Donations are welcome! We work hard every day to serve writers, in practice and in print. Donations may be mailed to our postal address, payable to The New Guard or The Writer's Hotel, or you can simply click on the donation button below. Every dollar counts for writers! Donations are tax deductible.
Typewriter art on this site © Pablo Gamboa Santos. The pieces were originally shown as "Querty Project" in Quito, Ecuador.