New Guard

Basic Information
PO Box 472
United States
Contact Information
Founding Editor
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: 
Mar 25 to Sep 24
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Year Founded: 
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Ralph Ellison, Charles Simic, 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: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 

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: We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired. 

The New Guard Vol. VIIII contest judges are TBA. 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. 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 Unpublished work only.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 24, 2019. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: All other material is published in print, only in the New Guard.

Rachel Vogel

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency
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New York, NY 10011

Christy Fletcher

Fletcher & Company
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Rob McQuilkin

Massie & McQuilkin
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New York, NY 10011

Joanne Wyckoff

Carol Mann Agency
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New York, NY 10003

Emily Forland

Brandt & Hotchman Literary Agents, Inc.
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Suite 2310
New York, NY 10036

Marly Rusoff

Marly Rusoff Literary Agency
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Suite AA
Bronxville, NY 10708

Peter Sawyer

Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc.
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New York, NY 10018

Markus Hoffmann

Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC
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New York, NY 10001

Georges Borchardt

Georges Borchardt
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12th Floor
New York, NY 10022


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