MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. Deadline: August 31, 2018 at midnight in your country.
Our Vol VIII Machigonne Fiction Judge is TBA.
THE NEW GUARD VOLUME VIII contest readers are looking forward to reading your work! You can submit online via this submissions manager. The entry fee is $20.
You may submit as many contest entries as you like, as often as you like. Please include your name on the first page of your contest entry; we will remove your name in the final stages of judging. We accept word docs and PDFs. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we're notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work. We do not publish illustrations.
Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.
TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. Please note that TNG cannot return manuscripts. We are presently accepting contest submissions only.