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The Writer's Hotel is the teaching and editorial arm of The New Guard. Each June, we host The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry in Midtown, Manhattan and work with a select group of writers.
The 2016 Writer’s Hotel Master Class will be held from June 1-7 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Library Hotel, and the Algonquin. The master class offers workshops, craft lectures, panels, and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one meetings with agents, student readings, and walking tours of New York City. The workshop faculty: poets Tim Seibles and Roger Bonair-Agard, fiction writers Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, and nonfiction writer Paige Williams. Guest lecturers include Alice James Books director Carey Salerno, Kevin Larimer of Poets & Writers, and editors and agents.
All attendees work on manuscripts pre-conference with TWH Editors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven and selected Teaching Assistants. Each attendee will also read their own original work at such venues as KGB Bar Lit, The Bowery and Book Culture during the conference. Instructors read at Kinokuniya and The Half King. The cost of tuition is $2,500. Lodging is not included. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction manuscript of at least 20 pages and a bio by March 15, 2016. There is no application fee to apply here via Submittable. Space is limited.
BANG! is our online component. We publish flash fiction, flash nonfiction and short poetry by a single author each month. Please click the BANG! link to find out more, or visit us online. ::BANG! submissions are accepted year-round.::
The New Guard literary review was founded in 2009 as a way to support writers in print. We run The Machigonne Fiction Contest and The Knightville Poetry Contest and publish at least 40 debut writers in our print-only volume. ::Writing contests are closed until Spring, 2016.::
Our most recent contests entries are soon to be judged by Roger Bonair-Agard (Poetry) and Adam Braver (Fiction). We will be announcing finalists and winners of our TNG Vol V contest round in late October. Please visit www.newguardreview.com for full contest details.
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Ends on 3/15/2016
The Writer's Hotel: The writing program you've been looking for.
Ready to take your writing to NYC? We will help you every step of the way. We aim to help you bring your manuscript from desk to reading venue to marketplace.
It's free to apply. Just send in a 20-25 page writing sample via this submission manager. We will carefully review your sample and then we'll contact you for a brief phone interview, so that we can talk about your writing and your writing goals.
The Writer’s Hotel Master Class is a hybrid. TWH is part residency and part conference with all the important components of low residency mentorship built in. We are writers ourselves, and we designed a program that functions much like a low-residency MFA. TWH is the only writing conference with a pre-conference editing service. We work with all of our writers pre-conference. We help edit target manuscripts before the conference, and even work with writers for two weeks afterwards.
Our classes and lectures take place at a "floating campus" in Midtown, NYC at Library Hotel and The Bryant Park Hotel. Writers participate in intense craft workshops and attend lectures, literary events and agent speed dating.
The 2016 Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry will be held from June 1-7 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Library Hotel, and the Algonquin. The master class offers workshops, craft lectures, panels, and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one meetings with agents, student readings, and walking tours of New York City.
The 2016 workshop faculty: poets Tim Seibles and Roger Bonair-Agard, fiction writers Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, and nonfiction writer Paige Williams. Guest lecturers include Alice James Books director Carey Salerno, Kevin Larimer of Poets & Writers, writer Elyssa East and editors and agents.
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. We strongly encourage early application to secure a spot. We expect to fill up way before deadline.
Using this online submission system, submit a poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction manuscript of 20-25 pages and a bio by March 15, 2016. There is no application fee to apply here via Submittable. We process our applications as quickly as possible, so that we can get you started with pre-conference editing services.
Applying early and gaining early acceptance means you have extra time to spend doing revision. Your work will be read twice by the TWH Editorial Team between acceptance and conference. Early acceptance also means you'll get to choose your reading venue in the city. Tuition is $2,500 and includes all pre-conference editing services and in-town events. Lodging is not included.
We are excited to read your work!
AWP's article on our unique program: http://tinyurl.com/lnd2cra
::Stipend and award information:: The Writer's Hotel holds a membership with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writers and Writing Conferences community. TWH applicants are eligible for AWP's Scholarship Competition for conference attendees, where three $500 conference stipend grants are awarded each year to emerging writers of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry. In that spirit, TWH will also award three merit-based stipends, ranging from $200-$500 on site in NYC. TWH stipends will be announced after deadline, post registration. TWH stipend recipients are chosen at the discretion of our stipend committee. We also are able to point accepted writers toward credit opportunities via our billing arm, and we can also let you know about affordable hotels nearby.
Please visit us on the web at www.writershotel.com for more information, and you can always contact us by email at email@example.com.
::The Writer's Hotel is the teaching and editorial arm of The New Guard, www.newguardreview.com.::
BANG! is a page on The New Guard literary review. On this page, we offer a unique look at work by a single author. Work is live on our site for a 30 day stretch, so that each BANG! author is showcased individually for 30 days. We have both invited contributors to BANG! and we also consider work that comes to us via this submission manager. It's a tremendous opportunity for writers to have their work seen online.
Work on our BANG! page is very short--flash-short--so that the pieces on BANG! serve as a kind of calling card for the author. Each BANG! is made up of three short pieces. BANG! pieces will not be published in The New Guard literary review. BANG! runs from the 20th to the 20th of every month.
Submit your work to be considered for BANG! here. Reading fee is $20.
All work on BANG! must be previously unpublished. We publish the work online in the interest of giving authors both publication and internet exposure. Submission period runs all year round.
Each monthly installment of BANG! is made up of three short pieces.
The hard and fasts:
Flash fiction: 500 words
Nonfiction flash: 500 words
Poetry short: 20 lines
SUBMIT THREE PIECES ONLY, all in one file. Submit a group of three pieces that represent your work and also function together. No images, please.
BANG! submissions can be in genre and in any combination. For example, submit two poems and an essay; three poems; three flash fiction pieces; two nonfiction and one fiction piece. Any combination, we just want three pieces total in each submission.
We look forward to reading your work.