Page & Blackmore success

A huge congratulations to current Hagley Writers’ student, Laura Tretheway, and graduate Sue Kingham, whose stories See Ya Sausage and The Question have been shortlisted for the Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition.

Judge Mandy Hager will announce the winning stories on 30 May, and we can’t wait to hear the results. Good luck, Laura and Sue!

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Fresh from Palmy

Milly Magazine is a newly launched online journal, based in Palmerston North. Edited by Theressa Malone, it has a fresh aesthetic and a special focus on essays. Milly calls for submissions short fiction, poetry and reviews, too, especially if they:

“…unearth parts of daily life otherwise ignored.”

There’s currently a small sampling of work up, so you can get a feel for things to come. Check out I once breathed an ancient breath, by Devon Judd, and Lossy, by Kingston Rivera.

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New rāhui journal

Stasis is a brand new journal, operating for the duration of the rāhui, and possibly longer.

Edited by writer and artist Sinead Overbye and poetry slam champion Jordan Hamel, it seeks a wide range of fiction and non-fiction writing, poetry, reviews, art, and more, with a focus on work created during the coronavirus lockdown period.

Find out more about Stasis journal here, including how to submit.

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Flash journals

Here’s a selection of some of the best local and international journals that specialise heavily (or exclusively) in the very short form. Most of these journals are dedicated to flash fiction, but a few are looking for flash nonfiction too.

We haven’t included journals that publish flash along with a mix of other forms, although there are plenty of those too (see Publications for some good leads).

A3 Review

Atticus Review

Bath Flash Fiction

Battery Pack

Best Small Fictions

Brevity

Cheap Pop

Compressed

DOGZPLOT

Everyday Fiction

Fictive Dream

FlashBack Fiction

Flash: The International Short Fiction Magazine

Flash Fiction Magazine

Flash Frontier

Ghost Parachute

HOOT

Jellyfish Review

Lost Balloon

Matchbook

MoonPark Review

NANO Fiction

Nanoism

New Flash Fiction Review

Okay Donkey

Paper Darts

Pidgeonholes

Popshot Quarterly

SmokeLong Quarterly

Spelk

The Drabble

Tiny Essays

TSS Publishing

Vestal Review

Wigleaf

Word-O-Mat

X-R-A-Y

Zeroflash

[100 word story]

3AM Magazine

5×5

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Year’s Best Science Fiction

Paper Road Press is calling for submissions to its Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume II.

Editor Marie Hodgkinson will read stories of up to 10,000 words from any sub-genres within the sci-fi and fantasy umbrellas. Stories must have been published between 1st January and 31st December 2019.

Don’t miss this paid opportunity, with stories included in the anthology paying NZ 1.5c per word.

Find out more here and check out last year’s anthology, which included work from Hagley Writers’ Institute graduate, Toni Wi.

Deadline: 1 March 2020.

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MiNDFOOD Short Story Competition

For each month of 2020, Mindfood magazine will select one short story for publication. At the end of the year, Mindfood readers get to vote for an overall winner of Best Short Story.

Focused on emerging writers, this is an excellent opportunity to get your writing in front of a wide audience.

To get a feel for what the judge’s are after, have a read of Flotsam and Jetsam, Kathryn Van Beek’s wining story of 2019.

Stories need to be close to 2000 words, but stories of 1900 to 2100 words will be considered.

See the call for entries.

Deadline: 8 October 2020.

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International submission opportunities

There are thousands of places to submit your work – too many to cover here! Start discovering new literary journals and competitions via:

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Aotearoa journals

Looking for a home for your work?

There’s a treasure trove of homegrown literary journals and other outlets accepting prose, poetry, essays, reviews, and related work.

Some have rolling submissions, others have regular deadlines, and some may be on hiatus – check the submission guidelines carefully.

Hagley graduates pop up regularly in these journals, so get reading, subscribe if you can, and start submitting your work.

Good luck!

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Chris Stewart in new AUP Poets collection

Congratulations to graduate Chris Stewart!

His poetry has been selected for AUP new poets 6, alongside Ben Kemp and Vanessa Crofskey.

Edited by Anna Jackson, the collection will be published in March by Auckland University Press.

To date, Chris’s other work has appeared in local journals including takahē, Brief, Sweet Mammalian, Snorkel, Mimicry, Blackmail Press, Aotearotica, and Catalyst, as well as internationally.

Watch his innovative video poem Rain, which was previously featured as Vallum’s Poem of the Week.

We are thrilled that Chris is also going to be a mentor for 2020 students.

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Frankie’s book in Top 10!!

Hagley tutor Frankie McMillan’s latest book of flash fiction has been named in The Spinoff’s top 10 fiction titles of 2019 – very well deserved. I expect more accolades for this book.

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