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New Zealand Literary Journals, Blogs, Arts Magazines

A Comprehensive List of Websites

See also: New Zealand Literature
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An arts reviews / news / discussion page for NZ fine arts. News, reviews, rants and events.
Building a community of interest in contemporary Australian and New Zealand literary and performing Arts - with information on classes, performing artists, writers and e-books, with many useful links to related sites worldwide.

A New Zealand anime news and reviews blog.

Auckland Poetry
An Auckland poetry blogspot.


Best New Zealand Poems
Published annually by the International Institute of Modern Letters and aiming to introduce readers, especially internationally, to leading contemporary New Zealand poets.

Blackmail Press
Guest and new poets from New Zealand and around the world.

Blogs; NZ literary and arts blogs

Art reviews, writing, art criticism, a calendar of exhibitions, a guide to New Zealand art galleries and an online art store where members exhibit and sell their art online.

Art and My Life
This blog is an outlet for the writer's musings about art and occasionally literature and their incorporation into his daily life (or not).

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog
For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction.

Beattie's Book Blog
Constantly updated news on New Zealand literary events; new books and poems.

Books in th Ccity
Auckland Libraries

The Digital Publishing Forum
The Digital Publishing Forum aims to accelerate the development of a digital publishing industry in New Zealand.

eyeCONTACT, a forum built to encourage art reviews and critical discussion about the visual culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. It is edited by John Hurrell, a New Zealand writer, artist and curator.

4th Floor Literary Journal
The 4th Floor Literary Journal is a selection of work written each year by students and tutors on the writing programme at Whitireia New Zealand.

Auckland City Libraries

Book Chase, with Sam Houston.

Harvest Bird
Harvest Bird is the blog and online persona of a writer and university teacher who lives in Sockburn, New Zealand. 

The Imaginary Museum
The literary blog of Jack Ross.

Michael O'Leary

Olivia Macassey

O Audacious Book

Square White World

Reading the Maps
Scott Hamilton's literary blog.

Review Repository
A weekly art review for Wellington and beyond.

The Sound of Butterflies
Rachael King

Titus Books
A platform for new writing. Novellas, novels and poetry by writers whose work menaces existing categories.

This site exists in order to provide a conveniently accessible online index for the New Zealand literary journal brief, founded by Alan Loney in 1995, and carried on (under a succession of editors) until now.

Chrysalis Seed Trust website and social network.
Essential art news, including competitions, funding, residencies and other opportunities. Exhibition reviews, topical interviews and features. A directory to helpful organisations and resources. All to help contemporary visual artists connect with each other, develop their practices and explore the intersection of art and Christian faith.


Eye Contact
A forum built to encourage art reviews and critical discussion about the visual culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. Edited by John Hurrell.


Flash Frontier
Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction is New Zealand’s flash fiction challenge and competition site where we are building a community of short fiction writers, one story at a time. Your challenge is to write a story in 250 words or less following a monthly theme, and to join other writers by submitting your work for publication in our pages.

Franklin Electronic Book Publishers


A PDF magazine that profiles emerging artists and photographers, including Kiwi artists working abroad. Join the database by emailing [email protected] or visit their website.


Literary criticism and art criticism.

JAAM (Just Another Art Movement) is a literary journal published by the JAAM Collective in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded in 1995 by Mark Pirie and other members of a writer’s group at Victoria University. JAAM has since grown into a popular national literary journal and receives funding from Creative NZ/Toi Aotearoa.


New Zealand's long-established literary journal.

The Listener

The Lumiere Reader
A New Zealand journal dedicated to film criticism and and review. Lumiere Industries is multi-discipline creative umbrella; a collective invested in the production and realisation of art, design, film and new media-related projects.


Natural Selection
New Zealand and Australian Art Reviews

NZ Books
New Zealand Books is an established quarterly journal reviewing books by, for and about New Zealanders. NZ Books features reviews of up to 2500 words and is this country's only dedicated review journal.

A New Zealand ezine, with an arts and crafts section.


Poetry SZ
Demystifying mental illness, an ezine edited by Jill Chan.

Rem Magazine
An experimental literary/arts journal embracing new ideas and new forms as the foundations of innovative art and writing. Based in Auckland.



An online literary magazine with a special interest in bringing together the creative writings of Australians and New Zealanders, while also welcoming submissions from the wider international community. Snorkel is published twice yearly.

Sport Magazine
An established New Zealand literary magazine.

Street Women Press
Palmerston North Poetry, by Philippa Elphick and Paula Harris.


The Takahe magazine appears three times a year and publishes short stories, poetry and art by established and emerging writers and artists as well as essays and interviews (by invitation), and book reviews in these related areas.

A South Pacific Journal of the Arts.

Victoria University. New Zealand poems, fiction and non-fiction.


White Fungus
An experimental arts magazine based in Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Produced by a collective of artists, writers and designers, White Fungus is an ongoing experiment in community media art.

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