Magazine Name: The New Guard
Twitter: @The_NewGuard
Editors Name: Shanna McNair
Print publication?: Yes
Mailing Address:: PO Box 10612 Portland, ME 04104
Circulation: 1500-2500
Submission Guidelines URL:
Approx. Response Time?: 3 months
How often do you publish?: annually
Year Founded?: 2009
Do you take online submissions?: Yes
Information about your publication: THE NEW GUARD is an annual independent literary review showcasing newcomers alongside established writers,. We juxtapose tradition with experiment to create a new dialogue. Our last publication featured a previously unpublished Ralph Ellison story (with Photostats) and 40+ debut writers. We hold international contests in fiction and poetry and give out $2K in prizes. We aim to support all writers: we are writers ourselves.
What type of submissions are you looking for?: WE WANT: Literary and experimental fiction. Narrative and experimental poetry. Give us your ire, your lore, your guarded passage.
Tell us about upcoming events or contests: THE NEW GUARD 2012 CONTESTS Our 2012 contests are open! Entry period is March 1-June 18, 2012 (postmark). Entries are $15. KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional work of narrative and/or experimental poetry. Three poems per entry. Up to 300 lines per poem. Judged by National Poetry Series winner JEANNE MARIE BEAUMONT. MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional work of literary and/or experimental fiction. Submit up to 7,500 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the manuscript functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations. Judged by Novelist and Essayist RICK BASS.