The New Guard

Basic Information
PO Box 472
Brunswick
Maine
United States
04011
Contact Information
Shanna
McNair
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Sep 27
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Ralph Ellison, Charles Simic, Richard Blanco, Elizabeth Hand, Mark Doty, Tim Seibles, Rick Moody, Joe Wenderoth, Sharon Olds, Stephen Dunn, Patricia Smith, David Plante, Joe Wenderoth, Chris Abani, John Callahan, Thomas Lynch, Josip Novakovich, Sven Birkerts, Donald Hall, Barbara Hurd, Payne Ratner, Adam Braver, Scott Wolven, Shanna McNair, Debra Spark, Dan Marmor, Erin Belieu, John Goldbach, Fred Marchant, Theodore Deppe, Cortright McMeel, Marge Piercy, Maxine Kumin, Madeleine Blais, Elizabeth Hand, Tess Gerritsen, Baron Wormser, James Patrick Kelly, Tod Goldberg, Mike Heppner, Michael Kimball and many more.
Issues per Year: 
One
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
Varies
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
35+

We host writing contests in fiction and poetry and welcome international submissions. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer, and create a new dialogue.

**The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writer’s Conference is the editorial arm of the New Guard. The Writer’s Hotel meets in Midtown Manhattan each June. More info: www.writershotel.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired. 

The New Guard Vol. XI contest judges are Richard Blanco (poetry) and Elizabeth Hand (fiction). Contest rules: Machigonne Fiction Contest: 5,000 words max, any genre. Knightville Poetry Contest: 150 lines max, any form. Winners in Poetry and Fiction each get a $1,500 prize and publication. Finalists are also published. Final judging is blind. We pay strict attention to word and line count. Unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Fee is $22 per entry.  Deadline is September 27, 2019. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: www.newguardreview.com/bang. All other material is published in print, only in the New Guard.

Call + Response Journal

Basic Information
4023 Sommers Avenue
Drexel Hill
Pennsylvania
United States
19026
Contact Information
Veronica
Thomas
Founder and Lead Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 15 to May 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$20

Call + Response is a literary and arts journal providing a creative hub for new and emerging artists of color. We aim to introduce fresh and creative voices to the world through diverse and original art, poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

This journal is a celebration and an exploration made by POC, for POC.

This is a safe place for creatives to be, well, creative. But this is also a hate-free zone. Although we will accept political and mature work with topics like sexuality, gender identity, racism, colorism, sexism, reproductive rights, etc. We will not accept work that explicitly details rape, murder and/or bodily or self-harm.

Q/A Poetry

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2019
Representative Authors: 
Daisy Bassen, Mia Wright
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

Poetry by/for the hags, crones, nymphs, spinsters, and other hysterical womxn of the world

Q/A Poetry exists to amplify the voices of womxn and nonbinary poets, and to expand the subjects deemed “appropriate” for womxn to be writing about. Send us your poems on your postpartum body, spider veins, lip hair, your favorite liquid eyeliner, your anguish over glass ceilings, your sex work, your ode to stay-at-home tedium, your list of your most beautiful and unlikeable qualities.

 

Send us the work that a bunch of cis-male editors (wrongly) rejected, but that begs to be read.

Subgenres: 

Brooklyn Arts Press

Basic Information
154 N 9th Street, #1
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11249
Contact Information
Joe
Pan
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Jun 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is a literary press devoted to publishing chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, novels, lyrical short fiction, and art monographs by emerging artists. We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics.

We receive 800 manuscripts a year, many of them of high quality, & publish maybe 1% of those submissions. Competition is steep, so send us your very best work.

Representative Authors: 

Anselm Berrigan, Daniel Borzutzky, Anais Duplan, Noah Eli Gordon, Carol Guess, Debora Kuan, Seth Landman, Joe Pan, Lauren Russell, Paige Taggart, Wendy Xu

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-6

Nicki Richesin

Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.
138 West 25th Street
Suite 1018
New York, NY 10001

S/tick

Basic Information
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Canada
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Contact Information
Sarah-Jean
Krahn
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Elaine Woo, Elisabeth Blair, Catherine Lee, Vanane Borian, Heather Lee Rogers, Rachael Z. Ikins, merlin flower, M. E. Gallucci, Anastasia Walker, Julie Jordan Avritt, Sarah Bigham, Jade Ramsey, Clara A. B. Joseph, luke kurtis, Ebony Williams, Stephanie Dickinson
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

S/tick is a vibrant mag with a lively community that appeared on the scene in April 2012. We aim to publish bright and touching work from both new and established authors. While work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, it's exactly what we're looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy.

Please send submissions of your art and creative writing with a biting feminist bent! Ensure your submission is related somehow to issues of interest to women, unless a themed issue specifies otherwise.

Dorian Karchmar

William Morris Endeavor
11 Madison Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Collective Unrest

Basic Information
San Diego
California
United States
Contact Information
Marisa
Crane
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018

Collective Unrest is an underground resistance magazine. The art, writings, stories, reports, and illustrations contained herein are meant to produce a feeling of humanity, social unity, unrest, and urgency. This space exists as a sounding board, driven to better the existence of all humans.

All work must somehow relate to our message of political resistance, unrest, and unity. Share your human experience. Don’t filter yourself, but we also don’t want vitriolic and hateful submissions. Hate is the reason we are here, the very force we’re fighting against.

A3 Press

Basic Information
Calle de las Penuelas 25, 4-4
City: 
Madrid
Country: 
Spain
Zip / Postal Code: 
28005
Contact Information
Shaun
Levin
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Dec 10
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

The A3 Press publishes work that is lyrical and intense, a bit weird, perhaps, hybrid, experimental. Prose, poetry, illustration, photography and comics that are urgent and say something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history.  

Our first five titles were published in March 2019. All A3 Press titles have our signature A3 map-fold format. That's 42 x 29.7cm (approx 16.5" x 11.5").

We encourage you to visualise how you work will appear in our A3 map-fold format. Do consider the format of our publications when sending us work. Our chapbooks will look like maps, so you might want to send us work structured around a journey, or work about getting lost (or found). Each chapbook has about 14 panels, some of which may be taken up by images. If you have work that divides well into 12 sections, we want to see it! A series of 12 sonnets, for example, or a story told in 12 chapters?

Representative Authors: 
  • Lena Ziegler
  • Jason Jackson
  • Alan Sincic

 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

Pen + Brush in Print

Basic Information
29 East 22nd Street
New York City
New York
United States
10010
Contact Information
Lisbeth
Redfield
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8

Pen + Brush in Print publishes poetry and literary fiction by women and nonbinary writers. We are looking for strong and original voices especially from emerging or debut authors, with an eye for the experimental and unconventional. A 124-year old non-profit, P+B provides a platform to showcase the work of artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace. We believe that art and literature created by women deserves to be recognized and valued on its merit—not judged by the gender of the maker.

Please use our online submission system rather than emailing the editor directly.

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