The expected date of publication is August 2020.  The editors seek submissions in fiction and nonfiction, poetry and visual art. Submissions are open through 31 October 2019. Please read the description and send your submission to:


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 PM Jacinda Ardern after the March Christchurch attacks: ‘Because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it… we will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack.’

The editors invite submissions of previously unpublished work – prose, poetry and visual art – that explores, investigates or interrogates life in contemporary New Zealand. We’re eager to hear from a range of voices and experiences from around the country. [We assume anything critical of the PM or other politicians won’t make it. — Eds]

Please note that all new work for this anthology is sought.

How to submit

There is no minimum word limit for written work (prose poetry, poetry, micro fiction, flash fiction, etc.); the maximum limit for written submissions (including essays) is 5,000 words.

Submit visual art as a .jpeg or .pdf file for review.

Submit up to three pieces by 31 October 2019. Send as e-mail attachments to: