The New Guard 2012 Contests

15 June 2012


The New Guard 2012 contests will run from March 1-June18 2012 (midnight/postmark). Entries are $15. International submissions are welcomed.

KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional work of narrative and/or experimental poetry. Three poems per entry. Up to 300 lines per poem. Judged by National Poetry Series winner JEANNE MARIE BEAUMONT.

MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional work of literary and/or experimental fiction. Submit up to 7,500 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the manuscript functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations. Judged by Novelist and Essayist RICK BASS

The New Guard 2012 contest readers are looking forward to reading your work! You can submit online via our submissions manager or by postal mail with a check for the entry fee. Contest winners and all finalists get two copies of TNG, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is done blind.

Enter online at or via postal mail with a check/SASE to:

The New Guard/ P.O. Box 10612/ Portland, ME 04104

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