Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in the New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Patricia Smith will judge in poetry and Rick Moody will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each or a story of up to 5,000 words with a $22 entry fee by September 24. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 472, Brunswick, ME 04011. Shanna McNair, Publisher.