Proudly supporting writers in practice and in print. We are writers for writers' sake.

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 for full contest details. 

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:: Proud members of The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).::

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