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Please note we are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time. Manuscripts submitted via this contact form will not be read. Please submit via our Submittable portal if you'd like your work considered, or if you would like to apply to The Writer's Hotel writing conference. Our contests in fiction and poetry will reopen in January or February. Please check back then if you'd like to enter a contest. We do accept submissions year-round for our BANG! online author feature. 

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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. Our Volume VIII contests in Fiction & Poetry, judged by Rick Moody and Patricia Smith, are now closed (deadline was 9/24). Thanks so much to all who entered!

::Our next contest will open in January, 2019. 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. 

         Video by Patrick Rioux, score by Shanna McNair.

The New Guard is a must-read for anyone seeking to hone his or her craft.
— Portland Phoenix
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


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.