Contests, Grants, and Residencies The New Guard Fiction & Poetry Contests July 22, 2015 Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email The New Guard is currently accepting submissions for their fiction and poetry contests. The Machigonne Fiction Contest is seeking a work of fiction in any genre. Submissions may be up to 5,000 words. Flash fiction, long stories, and even novel excerpts are eligible, if they can stand alone. The Knightville Poetry Contest is seeking an exceptional poem in any form. A single entry may include up to three poems, 150 lines per poem. The winner of each contest will receive $1,500 and publication. Entry fee: $20 (each contest) Deadline: August 20, 2015 For more information, please visit the website.