The Quick Brown Funded Dog

We’re thrilled to announce that The Quick Brown Dog has received funding. This means we’ll be paying writers published in the journal at the following rates:

  • $30 poem
  • $40 flash fiction
  • $50 longer fiction/creative nonfiction/novel extract.

The editors are now reading submissions that touch on the idea of home: tūrangawaewae, the lockdown, running away or settling down, renovations, dirty dishes, bedrooms, pets, things you find in the attic, empty cupboards, holes you dig in your backyard, migration, lawn mowing, sibling rivalry, lazy Sundays, trampolines, annoying flatmates, landscaping etc…

Current students of the Hagley Writers’ Institute, graduates, and past and present mentors are all encouraged to submit.

The journal will be launched at the Christchurch WORD Festival in October, with readings from Quick Brown Dog contributors in a special showcase of Hagley writers.

See the submissions call below.

Deadline: 2nd August 2020

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Meet the editors

The Hagley Writers’ Institute journal – The Quick Brown Dog – is next due out in October 2020, right in time to be launched at the beloved Christchurch WORD Festival.

Following in the footsteps of previous editors, including Frankie McMillan, Gail Ingram, Laura Borrowdale, and Reuben Todd, three Hagley alumni are taking up the challenge of editing the journal this year, and we think you’ll agree they make a fabulous team.

Toni Wi (Ngāti Maniapoto) is a policy analyst and speculative fiction writer. She graduated from the Hagley Writers’ Institute in 2018, winning the Margaret Mahy Award for best portfolio. She’s gone on to have short fiction published in places like Breach, Mayhem, and takahē, and anthologised in Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy (2019). Check out her website and follow her on Twitter.

Chris Stewart is a secondary school English teacher and current Hagley Writers’ Institute mentor. He graduated from Hagley in 2015, winning the Margaret Mahy Award, and since then has published poems in a variety of New Zealand literary journals. Most recently, he was selected to feature in AUP New Poets 6

Kaye Gilhooley is a writer living in Ōtautahi, near the beautiful Opāwaho River. She graduated Hagley in 2018 and quickly had her short stories and flash fiction picked up by journals including Flash Frontier, takahē, and X-R-A-Y. You can follow Kaye on Twitter.

This year, our editors have chosen the theme of home for the journal. They’re thinking tūrangawaewae, the lockdown, running away or settling down, renovations, dirty dishes, bedrooms, pets, things you find in the attic, empty cupboards, holes you dig in your backyard, migration, lawn mowing, sibling rivalry, lazy Sundays, trampolines, annoying flatmates, landscaping etc…

The editors are keen to get reading, so don’t delay. If you’re Hagley Writers’ Institute student, mentor, or tutor (past or present), you have until 2nd August 2020 to submit your work to The Quick Brown Dog.

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Quick Brown Dog call for submissions

Hagley writers Toni Wi, Kaye Gilhooley, and Chris Stewart are editing a selection of work that showcases the literary success and achievement of writers associated with The Hagley Writers’ Institute. 

We want your poems, flash fiction, or prose, that somehow touch on the idea of ‘home’. Send us your work about tūrangawaewae, the lockdown, running away or settling down, renovations, dirty dishes, bedrooms, pets, things you find in the attic, empty cupboards, holes you dig in your backyard, migration, lawn mowing, sibling rivalry, lazy Sundays, trampolines, annoying flatmates, landscaping etc…

See the attached submissions call for full details.

Deadline: 2nd August 2020

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