Our first launch party was such a good night that we want an excuse for another!
So we’ve planned a launch for takahē 88 – and to celebrate the end of another writing and publishing year.
To be held at:
Venue: Upstairs at The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Woolston
Date: Wednesday 14 December
Readers and Writers, come and meet, greet, eat and hear contributors to takahē 88 read from their work.
Subscribers and Contributors, collect your copy of the magazine and avoid the vagaries of NZ Post and the Christmas mail. takahē 88 is a print issue. Buy extra copies as Christmas presents [current issue $20; back copies $5].
See you there! We’d love to see new faces as well.
Wherever you are in the world, join us in celebrating the launch of the first online issue of takahē by logging onto this website on the evening of
Wednesday 10 August.
Discover whose mother had been educated in a German boarding school in Transylvania; what the bitter ovary said; what Karen Healey’s shadow-self may or may not think about the American elections; how our reviewer felt about Love as a Stranger; and the results, judge’s report and winning stories from the 2016 short story competition.
Tell us what you think of takahē online – love it, hate it, give up a week of hot dinners for it? What would you like more of? What would you change if you could?
Now that our wonderful online issue – takahē 87 – is ready to go live on 10 August, we must look ahead to takahē 88, December’s print issue.
It’s time to drag your Muse kicking and screaming from the back bedroom, sit her down beside you – and get writing.
Think spring, or summer, or holidays. Think Christmas – families, reunions, departures, arrivals, food – the make and break of family relationships. Think …
To be considered for the December issue, submissions must be received by Friday 9 September. Yes, it’s not far away. REMEMBER, WORD COUNT CANNOT EXCEED 3000. Please proof-read your work carefully before sending – it makes the editors smile.
We, my consulting editor and I, have been overwhelmed by the response from NZ writers for this first online issue – regulars and new faces. The longer word count has been welcomed by writers, with high quality work coming in. Since the online issue is the only forum for these, we feel we need to give priority to the best of the longer works, holding over equally good shorter stories for the print December issue. I hope this won’t disappoint anyone too much. Who’d want to be an editor? And we do it for love – of writing.