MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: Judge is TBA. $1,500 and publication for an exceptional work of fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. We do not accept novel excerpts. Please submit your story in Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced.
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 .doc, .docx, and .wpd files. 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 We accept previously unpublished work only.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.
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 revert to the writer two months after publication.