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Poetry and fiction

New Zealand:

  • Auckland Poetry: a continuous web publication that welcomes new contributors to register and submit work for consideration. An edition is occasionally selected from the stream and preserved on the site.
  • Blackmail Press NZ Poets Online: a site for poets, students and readers in New Zealand to read, submit and find great poetry.
  • The Brain of Katherine Mansfield: Bill Manhire's interactive adventure novella edited in a hypertext edition by Richard Easther and Jolisa Gracewood.
  • Interactive Fiction and Text Adventure Games: interactive Fiction written by New Zealanders.
  • New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc): a project based in the University of Auckland to set up an electronic gateway to poetry and poetry resources in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific region.
  • Poetry NZ: a long standing poetry magazine interested in established as well as new and younger writers trying to have their work recognized. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.
  • Poetry Archive of Aotearoa: PANZA contains a unique archive of New Zealand published poetry, with around 3,000 titles from the 19th century to the present day. The archive also contains photos and paintings of New Zealand poets, publishers’ catalogues, poetry ephemera, posters, reproductions of book covers and other memorabilia related to New Zealand poetry and poetry performance.
  • Street Women Press: poems by Palmerston North poets Paula Harris and Philippa Elphick along with reviews of their work.

International:

  • Erewhon: the nineteenth-century satire by Samuel Butler in an electronic edition.
  • Poems that Go: new media poetry
  • Poetry Daily: an anthology of contemporary poetry which each day brings you a new poem from books, magazines and journals currently in print.
  • Poetry Express: includes clear and logical aids to writing poetry.
  • Poetry International Web: a worldwide forum for poetry on the internet, including also news, essays, interviews and discussion.

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Online journals

New Zealand:

  • Booknotes: the New Zealand Book Council’s quarterly members’ magazine, also free online, with a mix of news and views on books, writers and writing.
  • Deep South: a graduate student publication based at the University of Otago English Department containing scholarly work, creative writing and reviews.
  • JNZL: The Journal of New Zealand Literature: an academic journal specialising in New Zealand literary studies and published from the Dept. of Humanities at the University of Waikato
  • Snorkel: an online journal with a special interest in bringing together the creative writings of Australians and New Zealanders.
  • Trout: an online journal, based at Auckland University Library, of arts & literature from Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
  • Turbine: an online literary journal publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual works produced by students and graduates of Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters (Wellington, New Zealand), as well as writers and artists in the Wellington region.
  • Three Islands Magazine is a student-oriented literary magazine

International:

  • 2River: Poetry Art Theory: new poetry, art, and theory published quarterly.
  • The Cortland Review: an online publication of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews from both established and up-and-coming writers from the print and online world.
  • Dotlit: the online journal of the Creative Writing and Cultural Studies discipline of the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, publishing new and emerging writers, and commissioned creative works by established writers.
  • Foreword Magazine: offers reviews of good, independently published books.
  • Iowa Review Web: New Media Literature as well as other varieties of experimental writing and art, interviews with innovative writers, critical articles and essays. The Iowa Review Web also includes work from both The Iowa Review and 91º Meridian.
  • The New Yorker: the online version of the American magazine which has been publishing reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry since 1925.
  • The Paris Review: The Paris Review was founded by Peter Matthiessen and Harold L. Humes in the summer of 1953. The two young writers were dissatisfied with the emphasis on criticism in the literary magazines then being published—the preference for "writing-on-writing" over writing itself—and to address the problem conceived of a new review singularly devoted to original works of fiction and poetry.
  • Pif Magazine: a Seattle based e-zine has articles, reviews and interviews.
  • Meniscus is a new online, free access literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP).

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Other literary Publications

  • Broadsheet: a new New Zealand poetry periodical edited by Wellington writer and publisher Mark Pirie and published twice a year, in May and November.
  • Catalyst: a literary journal that publishes poetry, prose, fiction, experimental works, song lyrics, script/screenplay excerpts as well as visual art and spoken word.
  • Fresh: a quarterly poetry magazine published in February, May, August, and November that features Grass Roots, Rhyming, Prose, to Postmodern poetry.
  • JAAM: an annual publication that publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction and images. Submissions open between December and March each year.
  • Landfall: New Zealand's longest-running arts and literary journal, showcasing new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical essays, and cultural commentary.
  • New Zealand Books: a periodical dedicated to reviewing New Zealand books, launched 20 years ago by the late poet Lauris Edmond and others, and now edited by Harry Ricketts and Jane Westaway.
  • Nineteen-0-Splash: a print journal published in March and September each year featuring poetry, short stories, quotes and the occasional review.
  • Percutio: a multi-lingual literary magazine featuring poetry, essays, notebook entries, reviews, critical studies, thoughts and images.
  • Sport: one of New Zealand’s leading magazines for poetry and fiction, edited and published by Fergus Barrowman, who founded the magazine in 1988 with Elizabeth Knox, Nigel Cox and Damien Wilkins, with assistance from Bill Manhire, Alan Preston and Andrew Mason.
  • Takahe: short stories, poetry and art by established and emerging writers and artists as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews; published three times a year.
  • Bravado: no longer published, Bravado was a literary arts magazine from the Bay of Plenty published each March, July and November.

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Book news

  • Arts & Letters Daily: a comprehensive links site for international reviews, newspapers, journals and articles.
  • BBC Books: book news in print, on audio and on video, as well as radio and television books programming from the BBC.
  • Beattie’s Book Blog: a selection of book news from New Zealand and around the world, as well as reviews, opinion and chat from "Bookman" Graeme Beattie.
  • E-list: a monthly newsletter from Christchurch Public Libraries with lists of recent acquisitions and reviews. The library's site is also full of news, recommendations and blogs
  • Guardian Unlimited Books the extensive Books section of this British newspaper's online pages

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Books media general

  • The Arts Channel: Sky Channel 79: information about books programming from the Arts Channel on Sky Digital.
  • BBC Interviews: A series of interviews with eleven women writers, including: Buchi Emecheta, Maya Angelou, Margaret Drabble and Jamaica Kincaid.
  • The Good Word: Television New Zealand’s new book programme, presented by Emily Perkins and Finlay Macdonald.
  • How to write...from the BBC: offers extensive guidance on many writing forms, including novels, screenplay, memoir, and advice from authors, including Michele Roberts, Martin Amis and playwright Mike Walker.
  • The New Zealand Listener: previews of books articles in the current print issue of the New Zealand Listener magazine, as well as previously published articles in full.
  • Radio New Zealand: information and broadcast/podcasts of books programming – current and archived – from Radio New Zealand National.
  • Very Short List: sign up for a free daily email that recommends 'one must-see gem' from the mass of books, films, music and other media.
  • World Book Club: Broadcast discussions and author interviews on a book selection BBC World Service radio.
  • TVNZ book reviews: reviews of the latest books, including New Zealand and international releases

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Booksellers

New Zealand online booksellers

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Reference

  • Auckland University's New Zealand Literature file: search for information about New Zealand authors
  • Celebration of Women Writers: aims to provide easy access to available on-line information about women’s writing, and includes a comprehensive list, searchable by author, country or category is included.
  • Early New Zealand Books: provides the keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century.
  • Emory University's Postcolonial Studies (Georgia, US): gives background, summaries, bibliography and criticism on a number of postcolonial writers including Keri Hulme, Fleur Adcock and Albert Wendt.
  • English On-Line: the Ministry of Education's enormous resource site for school-teachers and students and anyone else interested in learning about English in New Zealand.
  • National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa): includes the digital collections of the National Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library.
  • New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC): a free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials
  • New Zealand Literature File: an extensive bibliography of publications about New Zealand authors, with reviews and critical sources, published by the Auckland University Library.
  • New Zealand Short Stories Index: An index to short stories written and published before 1991.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy resources for fans of sci-fi and fantasy literature in New Zealand.
  • Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies: Established to encourage scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture, and to provide a focus for a collegial atmosphere and exchange of ideas to enrich the quality of research.
  • UNESCO's Clearing House for Literary Translation: a centre for information, guidance and encounter for all those (translators, publishers, researchers, archivists, teachers) who work on the discovery and promotion of still unknown literatures.
  • The Voice of the Shuttle: an acclaimed directory of content on the web
  • Zeroland: a New Zealand literature web directory
  • Takahē magazine interactive writer’s map

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Miscellaneous

  • The Big Idea: an online community for creative practitioners in New Zealand.
  • The British Council: a directory of UK literary conferences searchable by author, subject, institution, date and UK region.
  • The Edward Lear page: for Lear fans, contains the complete works of Edward Lear, with the limericks illustrated and biographical information.
  • The Internet Public Library: provides library and librarian services for online information, resources and media.
  • Reading Group Guides: detailed guides and questions as well as information and advice for reading groups
  • Word Central: a dictionary site of word games and activities

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