New Guard

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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, Sarah Braunstein, Jaed Coffin, 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, Tess Gerritsen, Baron Wormser, James Patrick Kelly, Tod Goldberg, Mike Heppner, Michael Kimball and many more.
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Jan 11
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

The New Guard is a contest-centered, independent literary review, publishing 35+ emerging writers each volume from the US and abroad. We proudly publish in print and have short pieces published online on our BANG! page. Currently our print literary review is closed to submissions as we transition into our new press, High Frequency Press. More at

Tips From the Editor

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. Please read our submission guidelines for more information.


Contact Information

Shanna McNair, Founding Editor
PO Box 472
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Last updated: Jul 07, 2023