Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand

A new anthology – expected date of publication August 2020

Immediate call for submissions: The editors seek submissions in poetry and story, visual art and reflective essay. Submissions are open through 31 October 2019. Please read the description and send your submission to: [email address added here]

About the book:

This anthology of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art celebrates the voices, experiences and ethnicities that form contemporary New Zealand. Its editors are Michelle Elvy, Paula Morris and James Norcliffe.

At its heart lies the statement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after the March 15 Christchurch attacks: ‘Because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it… [W]e will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack.’ ​

The work included in this anthology will speak, positively and directly, to what is Aotearoa New Zealand: voices that are geographically, culturally, ethnically and racially diverse.

The editors invite submissions of previously unpublished work – prose, poetry and visual art – that explores, investigate or interrogate life in contemporary New Zealand.

Please note: We seek all new work for this anthology. Please send up to three pieces for consideration: written work up to 5000 words and visual art as a .jpeg or .pdf attachment for review.