The Quick Brown Dog

The Quick Brown Dog is the Hagley Writers’ Institute journal, established in 2013 to celebrate and showcase the best work of our students, graduates, mentors, and tutors.

Edited by graduates of the Institute, The Quick Brown Dog offers writers a rare opportunity to flex their editorial muscles, with mentoring and support from the tutors. Editors experience a full range of editorial duties, from deciding on the theme and layout, to reading submissions and making selections.

Over the years, the journal has featured the poetry and prose of writers including Victoria Broome, Marisa Cappetta, Rose Collins, Jeni Curtis, Fiona Farrell, Nod Ghosh, Bernadette Hall, Gail Ingram, Teoti Jardine, Sue Kingham, Frankie McMillan, Isabelle McNeur, James Norcliffe, Vivienne Plumb, Kerrin P Sharpe, and Chris Stewart, among many others.

The 2013, 2014, and 2017 issues were published online. In 2020, thanks for support from Creative New Zealand and Hagley College, the fourth issue was published in print, and launched at the WORD Christchurch Festival.

Issue 4: ‘Home’ is A5, hand-bound, and has 86-pages. Edited by Kaye Gilhooley, Chris Stewart, and Toni Wi, with illustrations by Steaphanee Lea, it can be purchased for $15 by messaging the Institute via Facebook, or emailing

Check our Facebook page for news about the journal, including submission opportunities.

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