Magazines & Journals
Blackmail Press NZ Poets Online
Gives poets, students and poetry readers in New Zealand a site to read, submit, and find great poetry.
Booknotes Unbound is produced by the New Zealand Book Council to encourage our intellectual life and promote the power of reading. The Book Council’s diverse programmes inspire a love of reading, writing and books in school children and adults in communities nationwide.
Brief is an independent print journal that has been going since 1995. It appears biannually and publishes poetry, prose, essays… and things which are difficult to categorise. We are always looking for interesting, experimental, adventurous, or challenging new writing, from both established and emerging writers.
The Cortland Review
An online publication of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews from both established and up-and-coming writers from the print and online world.
Five Dials is a digital literary magazine published from London by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books. Edited by Craig Taylor and designed by Antonio de Luca, Five Dials features short fiction, essays, letters, poetry, reporting from around the world (humbly tagged “Currentish Events”) and illustrations. The magazine is free and distributed in PDF approximately every month.
Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction
Publishing award-winning work alongside writing from new and emerging writers since 2012. Flash fiction and prose poetry, with art and feature interviews. Word limit 250 words for most issues; featuring guest editors in NZ and international issues; bi-monthly.
Headland is a quarterly e-publication, featuring the best short stories and creative non-fiction from New Zealand and around the world. We offer aspiring writers a platform for publication alongside more established authors, and award an annual cash prize for the best story published. Please read our submission Guidelines for details.
JAAM has since grown into a popular national literary journal and receives funding from Creative NZ/Toi Aotearoa. It has a strong emphasis on promoting the work of younger and emerging Aotearoa/New Zealand writers, while still publishing the work of international writers and established New Zealand authors.
Journal of New Zealand Literature
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies.
Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics
Contains a wealth of writing about New Zealand poetry.
Kotare: NZ Notes and Queries
Kotare is devoted to NZ literature, literary history, and literary criticism. It particularly welcomes submissions that have some basis in archival research and scholarship and criticism arising from newly discovered sources.
NZ Fiction, verse, critical work, commentaries, reviews and essays.
The New Yorker
The online version of the American magazine which has been publishing reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry since 1925.
New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (NZEPC)
A new online poetry resource, the NZEPC, is a comprehensive electronic gateway to poetry resources in New Zealand and the Pacific region for a local and international audience of students, scholars, poets and interested members of the public.
New Zealand’s only national weekly current affairs and entertainment magazine. It includes poetry and short stories, reviews and articles.
A Seattle based e-zine has articles, reviews and interviews.
Poetry New Zealand (Poetry NZ)
One of New Zealand’s oldest and most distinguished poetry magazines. Interested in promoting new and younger writers trying to have their work recognised. Also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.
Radio New Zealand Storytime
Pre-school fiction, fiction for younger children, young adult fiction. Contact National Radio, PO Box 123, Wellington. Fax 04 474 1731.
Snorkel is an online literary magazine with a special interest in bringing together the creative writings of Australians and New Zealanders, while also welcoming submissions from the wider international community.
Sport is edited and published by Fergus Barrowman, who founded the magazine in 1988 with Elizabeth Knox, Nigel Cox and Damien Wilkins, with assistance from Bill Manhire, Alan Preston and Andrew Mason. It is published annually. Sport publishes short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Submissions from New Zealand writers or with a New Zealand connection are welcome.
A quarterly magazine that publishes short stories and poetry by new and established authors.
Trout is intended to provide a forum for the poetry, prose, reviews, interviews, photography and artwork of or about New Zealand and/or Pacific writers and artists. Submissions from outside the Pacific Rim may occasionally be accepted.
Turbine is an annual online literary publication created for Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters (Wellington, New Zealand). Turbine publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual works produced by students and graduates of the IIML, as well as writers and artists in the Wellington region.