General Guidelines

Editor – Andrew Paul Wood

  • Arts content is selected by invitation of the Arts Editor.
  • No unsolicited submissions, please.

Editor – Alie Benge

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  • The editor invites essays, especially creative non-fiction and works of cultural criticism, between 1000 and 2500 words. Unsolicited submissions longer than this will not be considered.
  • Preference will be given to writing that critically engages with or analyses culture or cultural practice in New Zealand and the South Pacific. Works of memoir and personal essays that do not include such content are unlikely to be considered for publication.
  • The essay may, at the discretion of the editor, include black and white photographs or illustrations, but the contributor is responsible for ensuring that the relevant copyright clearances have been obtained. Essays accompanied by such images may be no longer than 2000 words.

Editor – Zoë Meager

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Submissions are rolling. Send your work (including cover page) in a single Word document, double-spaced in a plain 12-point font. We do not publish illustrations – please exclude them.

You may submit a single story or several short ones, with a total combined word count of no more than 3000 words.

Simultaneous submissions are welcomed – please let us know immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere. Ensure you check your spam folder before querying the fate of a submission.

Editor – Erik Kennedy

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  • Submissions are accepted year-round, but the reading deadlines for each issue are as follows:
    December 31st for April print issue
    April 30th for August online issue
    August 31st for December print issue
  • Please submit no more than four poems.

Editor – Sile Mannion

  • Publishers, please get in touch with Reviews Editor Sile Mannion to arrange your books to be sent to reviewers. Please do not send books for review without prior arrangement.