Anthology Editors

Michelle Elvy is a writer, editor and manuscript assessor. In 2018 she co-edited Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (CUP). She is Assistant Editor for the international Best Small Fictions series and founder of Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction and National Flash Fiction Day NZ. She has judged numerous international competitions, and her poetry, fiction, travel writing, creative nonfiction and reviews have been widely published and anthologised. Her new book, the everrumble (Ad Hoc Fiction), is a small novel in small forms, launched at the UK Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, June 2019.

Paula Morris MNZM (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whatua) is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and essayist. She appears at festivals around the world and has been awarded numerous international residencies including Bellagio (the Rockefeller Foundation) in Italy and the Mansfield Menton Fellowship in France. Paula convenes the Master in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland and teaches in numerous schools and community writing programmes. The founder of the Academy of NZ Literature, she is a member of the Māori Literature Trust, the NZ Book Awards Trust and the Mātātuhi Foundation.

James Norcliffe is an editor, poet and children’s writer. His most recent poetry collections are Deadpan (Otago University Press, 2019) and Dark Days in the Oxygen Cafe (VUP, 2016) and his most recent  books for young people The Pirates and the Nightmaker and Twice Upon A Time (Penguin Random, 2015 and 2017, respectively). With Michelle Elvy and Frankie McMillan he edited Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand  (Canterbury University Press, 2018). He is also an editor at Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction. He has published his poetry in journals worldwide, read widely at occasions and festivals here and overseas and has held a number of fellowships and residencies, most recently the Randell Cottage Residency in Wellington, 2018.

Art Editor

David Eggleton is poet, writer, and critic. He has published a number of non-fiction books, as well as a book of short fiction, and eight collections of poetry. He is a past recipient of a Janet Frame Literary Trust Award, an Ockham New Zealand Book Award, and the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry. He has received the Reviewer of the Year Award six times at the New Zealand Book Awards. Poetry archive