The New Guard and The Writer's Hotel proudly support writers in practice and in print. Give us your ire, your lore, your guarded passage.
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. 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 mid-October. Please visit www.newguardreview.com for full contest details. International submissions are welcome. ::TNG Vol V Contests in Fiction & Poetry are now closed. Thank you to all of our TWH Vol V contest entrants! We received submissions from all around the world. Incredible work. Stay tuned for more news. Our next contest entry period will run from spring to summer, 2016.::
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. Our intensive workshops, lectures and events are held at three writer's hotels in Midtown: The Bryant Park Hotel, The Library Hotel and The Algonquin. All attending writers get to read in the city as well. Readings take place at KGB Bar Lit, The Half King, Ear INN, Kinokuniya, Book Culture and The Bowery. ::The application cycle for The Writer's Hotel NYC 2016 JUNE 1-7 is open.::
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.
Ends on 4/22/2016
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 sort of "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. Workshop leaders for 2016 include Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair (Fiction) and Roger Bonair-Agard (Poetry). More workshop instructors and lecturers for 2016 are TBA.
NYC literary history is brought to life with the walking tours we offer, led by NYPL and the Dorothy Parker Society. We also host a spectacular game of Wink, Murder at the Algonquin. And on our weekend reading nights, each writer has the extraordinary opportunity to read their own original work in the city, at great venues including The Bowery (poetry) and KGB Bar Lit's Red Room and Book Culture (prose). Faculty reads at The Half King and Kinokuniya.
Have a peek at our action-packed 2015 schedule to get an idea of the conference on site: www.writershotel.com (conference schedule tab)
We process our applications as quickly as possible, so that we can get you started with pre-conference editing services. Tuition is $2,500 and includes all pre-conference editing services and in-town events. Applying early means you have extra time to spend doing revision. Your work will be read twice by TWH Editors between acceptance and conference. Early acceptance also means you'll get to choose your reading venue in the city.
We are excited to read your work!
AWP's article on our unique program: http://tinyurl.com/lnd2cra
**Stipend and award information** TWH is a member of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.