MAY 16 - 2019

Two poems appear in Smithereens Literary Magazine, Issue 3, in Ireland.

 

Edited by Dr. Kenneth Keating, Issue #3 contains new writing from: J. Taylor Bell, Susan Connolly, Ian Davidson, Ellen Dillon, Tomás De Faoite, Rebecca Ruth Gould, Sven Kretzschmar, Wes Lee, D S Maolalai, Emilee Moyce, Ciarán O'Rourke, Maeve O'Sullivan. 

 

MAY 5 - 2019

New Age appears in Landfall 237, edited by Emma Neale and published by Otago University Press.

 

With new writing from: John Adams, Peter Bland, Laura Borrowdale, Bill Bradford, Iain Britton, Medb Charleton, Stephen Coates, Carolyn DeCarlo, John Dennison, Lynley Edmeades, David Eggleton, Joan Fleming, Jasmine Gallagher, John Gallas, Brett Gartrell, John Geraets, Tim Grgec, Michael Hall, Rebecca Hawkes, Joy Holley, Aaron Horrell, Gail Ingram, Claudia Jardine, Sam Keenan, Erik Kennedy, Arihia Latham, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Tina Makereti, Ria Masae, Cilla McQueen, Zoë Meager, Robynanne Milford, Sean Monaghan, Art Nahill, Kavita Nandan, Rachel O’Neill, Maris O’Rourke, Claire Orchard, Joanna Preston, essa may ranapiri, Anna Rankin, Jeremy Roberts, Leanne Radojkovich, Carrie Rudzinski, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Sarah Shirley, Rachel Smith, Elizabeth Smither, Catherine Trundle, Kirsteen Ure, Tam Vosper, Tom Weston, Anna Woods, Kirby Wright.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.'

 

Issue 237 is available throughout New Zealand bookstores and direct from Otago University Press.

MAY 5 - 2019

The Gateway to Dark InterCity Bus - Dunedin appear in Pink Cover Zine Issue #4, edited by Samantha Trayhurn and launched at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair in Sydney on May 5th.

 

Issue 4 on the theme of 'South' was produced in New South Wales and Begota, Columbia.

 

Featuring new writing from Rose Hunter, Allan Lake, Linda Stevenson, Richard James Allen, Em König, Dr. Laura Roriguez Castro, Denise O’Hagan, Wes Lee, Melda Copran, lou verga, Jane Downing, Dennis Garvey, Linda Kohler, Kristen de Kline, Stuart Barnes, Brianna Bullen, Jake Goetz, leónidas marechal.

 

'To be anywhere is always to be south of somewhere else. We move south in hope of different horizons. Sometimes things go south and end up worse than they were before. From southern migrations to the Great Southern Land, what happens when we orientate our words against a northern gaze?'

MAY 1 - 2019

Three Poems appear in Otoliths, Issue fifty-three. A quarterly literary magazine edited by Mark Young, in Queensland, Australia.

 

'Otolith: Any of the granules of calcium carbonate in the inner ear of vertebrates. Movement of otoliths, caused by a change in position of the animal, stimulates sensory hair cells, which convey the information to the brain. An ear stone. Collectively, the otoliths are called ear sand and otoconite.'

Issue fifty-three is available in print and online.

APRIL 16 - 2019

Sequelae appears in Meniscus Vol 7: Issue 1, edited by Jen Webb at the University of Canberra.

 

‘Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). Its aim is to provide a showcase for the best in contemporary international writing.’

 

The editors and advisory board are based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and welcome submissions from writers anywhere in the world.

 

‘Meniscus publishes high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays in English, or in other languages with a good parallel translation.’

 

The journal can be read here.

APRIL 6 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Mimicry, Issue 5, edited by Holly Hunter & Ollie Hutton.

 

Mimicry is an arts and literature journal from Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

APRIL 2 - 2019

Before the Glittering Sea of California appears in Issue 8 of the Irish literary journal Banshee, edited by Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy and Eimear Ryan. 

 

Banshee will launch in Cork on April 3rd (Roundy Pub), and in Dublin on April 11th (Winding Stair Bookshop).

 

The Spring/Summer issue contains new writing from: Louise Kennedy, Cassia Gaden Gilmartin, Patrick Freyne, Rose Keating, Armel Dagorn, Chris Newlove Horton, Dominique Cleary, Stevie Heaven, Niamh Boyce, Nuala O’Connor, Valerie O’Riordan, Adam Trodd, Jill Crawford, Christopher Cusack, E.R. Murray, Stephanie Roberts, Ingrid Casey, Ian Dudley, Aria Eipe, Amy Kotthaus, Mary O’Donnell, Mary Ellen Talley, Ojo Taiye, John Kelly, Wes Lee, David Toms, Eva Isherwood-Wallace, M.T. Samuel, Cliona O’Connell, Micheál McCann, and Natalie Crick.

 

Issue 8 is available in independent bookstores in Ireland and can be purchased online here.

 

MARCH 26 - 2019

Paula Green reviews the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 on the NZ Poetry Shelf.

 

'I was hooked by Wes Lee‘s winning tour-de-force of a poem, 'The Things She Remembers #1’. Phrases accumulate like a rollercoaster memory pulling you along in a blaze of sharpness and surprise.' - Paula Green

MARCH 21 - 2019

Sand appears in More of Us published by Landing Press in Wellington. The collection was launched by Michael Wood, Under-Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities, on Thursday 21 March, 5.30pm, at the National Library, Wellington.

 

'A unique collection of poems by 46 writers, from 29 countries, who have come to New Zealand as migrants or refugees.' 

 

'Families, language, fear, loss, food, and the victories that can come slowly. These are at the heart of this collection. More of Us provides a glimpse into the experiences of this diverse group of people, which includes those who made New Zealand their home decades ago, and newcomers still finding their feet.'

 

More of Us is edited by Adrienne Jansen, and can be purchased in independent bookstores around New Zealand or direct from Landing Press.

MARCH 19 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Meniscus Vol 7: Issue 1, in Canberra.

 

Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). Its aim is to provide a showcase for the best in contemporary international writing.’

 

The editors and advisory board are based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and welcome submissions from writers anywhere in the world.

 

‘Meniscus publishes high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays in English, or in other languages with a good parallel translation.’

 

Vol 7: Issue 1 will launch in April.

MARCH 15 - 2019

A girl dies each night on TV appears in Not Very Quiet, Issue 4, edited by Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew, and guest editor K A Nelson.

 

Issue 4, on the theme of 'Performing gender', will be officially launched in Canberra on March 18 at Smith's Alternative.

 

Not Very Quiet is an online journal for women’s poetry from Australia and overseas. Publishing two issues per year, in Spring and Autumn.


MARCH 15 - 2019

Body, Remember is reviewed by Callan Waldron-Hall in Sphinx, in the UK

 

'In this powerful pamphlet, Wes Lee investigates how the body can play the role of both subject and object... It is this lack of being that Lee captures so well, this idea that everything’s present but something’s still missing.'– Callan Waldron-Hall 

 

Sphinx: Poetry Pamphlet Reviews and Features is published by HappenStance Press in Glenrothes, Scotland.

MARCH 12 - 2019

Shortlisted for The Overton Poetry Prize 2018 at Loughborough University in the UK.

'Wes Lee's Autobiography... This is very powerful writing that doesn’t flinch from difficult, sometimes painful subjects. Dense with visual imagery. Haunted by a sense of enclosure in so many different locations. ‘The wildness I carried away with me’ seems to be the right phrase for the narrator and the reader after this collection. We admired and enjoyed this work enormously.' – Kerry Featherstone and Carol Rowntree-Jones. 

The Overton Poetry Prize for a sequence of poems was established in memory of Professor Bill Overton, a world-respected English scholar and a former head of department at Loughborough University. Each year the winner is published by Loughborough University in chapbook form.

 

This year’s prize is judged by Kerry Featherstone and Carol Rowntree-Jones. The winner will be announced in March.

 

MARCH 11 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Landfall 237, edited by Emma Neale.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.'

 

Landfall 237 will launch in May.

 

MARCH 11 - 2019

Accepted for publication in NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems edited by Philip Rowland and published in Tokyo & London by Isobar Press.

 

'The anthology brings together a selection of the best poems published in the literary journal NOON between 2004 and 2017, offering a distinctive and wide-ranging selection of contemporary short poems.'

 

NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems will be launched in May 2019.

MARCH 5 - 2019

The Things She Remembers #1 and By the Lapels appear in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019, launched by Massey University Press at Devonport library in Auckland.

 

The Things She Remembers #1 was awarded the Poetry New Zealand Prize 2019 by Dr. Jack Ross for the most outstanding poem accepted for publication in The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook.

 

‘The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is this country's oldest, most established poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.’ 

 

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 can be purchased in independent bookstores around New Zealand, or direct from Massey University Press.

FEBRUARY 13 - 2019

Accepted for publication in the Canberra literary journal Not Very Quiet.

 

Issue 4 will be edited by Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew, K A Nelson, and launched in Canberra on March 18 at Smith's Alternative.

JANUARY 26 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Banshee, an Irish literary journal published twice a year in spring and autumn.

 

Banshee is edited by Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy, and Eimear Ryan, and features short stories, flash fiction, poetry, personal essays and interviews.

 

Issue 8 will be launched in the Irish spring.

JANUARY 25 - 2019

Awarded the Poetry New Zealand Prize 2019 by Dr. Jack Ross at Poetry New Zealand.

 

The prize is offered annually by Poetry New Zealand for the most outstanding poem accepted for publication in The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook.

 

The prize-winning poem will appear in The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 scheduled to be launched in March by Massey University Press.

 

‘The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is this country's oldest, most established poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.’ 

JANUARY 24 - 2019

A Dream I Had appears in Skylight 47, Issue 11, launched at an Over the Edge literary event in Galway City Library by poet/artist/journalist/film-maker Tim Cumming.

 

Skylight 47 was established in 2013 and appears in a newspaper format twice a year.

 

Issue 11 is edited by Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin, and Ruth Quinlan.

JANUARY 12 - 2019

Accepted for publication in the Sydney-based journal Pink Cover Zine, edited by Samantha Trayhurn.

 

Issue 4 will focus on the theme 'South':

 

'To be anywhere is always to be south of somewhere else. We move south in hope of different horizons. Sometimes things go south and end up worse than they were before. From southern migrations to the Great Southern Land, what happens when we orientate our words against a northern gaze?'

 

Issue 4 will be launched March/April.

DECEMBER 13 - 2018

Accepted for publication in the UK anthology Story Cities as part of a collaborative research project at the University of Greenwich in London.

 

Story Cities will be edited by Rosamund Davies (Senior Lecturer in Media and Creative Writing), and Kam Rehal (Senior Lecturer in Graphic and Digital Design). And published by Arachne Press.

 

Story Cities seeks to explore ways in which stories might respond to, reference, reflect and re-imagine the city.

 

‘The city is redundant: it repeats itself so that something will stick in the mind... Memory is redundant: it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist.’ 

– Marco Polo to Kublai Khan in Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’ 

DECEMBER 12 - 2018

Two pieces appear in Turbine, 18, edited by Laura Southgate, Alie Benge and Tim Grgec.

 

Turbine | Kapohau is the online literary jounal published by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University in Wellington.

DECEMBER 9 - 2018

Brio appears in Headland, Issue 14, edited by Laura McNeur and Liesl Nunns.

 

Headland is a New Zealand-based international literary journal of short fiction and creative nonfiction.

 

Issue 14 features new writing from Kirsteen Ure, Hayden Barr, Wes Lee, Annalise Taylor, David Whitehead, Connie Buchanan, Kathryn van Beek, Poppie Johnson, Sue Kingham, Emer Lyons, Justine Whitfield, Siobhan Rosenthal, and Rebecca Zhong.

 

Headland, Issue 14 can be purchased online through Amazon.

DECEMBER 6 - 2018

Catatonic appears in The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2019, available for pre-order in the UK.

 

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual is an international showcase of new poetry and short fiction, featuring the finalists of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.

 

NOVEMBER 27 - 2018

Longlisted for the Troubadour Poetry Prize 2018 in the UK, by the judges Jo Shapcott & Daljit Nagra.

 

Administered by Coffee-House Poetry, The Troubadour Poetry Prize attracts over 4,000 entries annually from around the world. The results were announced at the award ceremony at The Troubadour in London on November 26.

NOVEMBER 26 - 2018

Accepted for publication in Turbine, 18, the online jounal published by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University in Wellington.

 

'Turbine | Kapohau is an online literary journal published annually since 2001. It presents new work by our creative writing students alongside poetry and fiction by emerging and established writers.'

 

The 2018 issue of Turbine will launch mid December.

NOVEMBER 21 - 2018

Dennis Nilsen's Dog Bleep appears in Strix, Issue 5, edited by Ian Harker, Andrew Lambeth, and SJ Bradley, in the UK.

 

Issue 5 features work from Charlotte Eichler, Daisy Thomas, Wes Lee, Abegail Morley, Arji Manuelpillai, Rebecca Sandeman, Kevin Holloway, Sarah Sibley, Martin Malone, Adam Heardman, Clint Wastling, Joe Williams, Matthew Hedley Stoppard, P James Callaghan, Bruce Barnes, Rhiannon A Grist, Susan Székely, Brian Johnstone, Sarah Westcott, Victoria Gatehouse, Steve Harrison, Paul Waring, Jane Burn, Jo Brandon, Francesca Bratton, Andy Fletcher, Olga Dermott-Bond, Mary Males, Harry Bayman, David Clarke, Mary McCollum, Sandra Burnett, Jane Kite, Anna Sutcliffe, Steve Kendall, Anon. & Ian Duhig, Rahul Shirke.    

  

Strix is available in independant bookshops in the UK, and online here.

 

‘Handsome, streamlined and sharp-eyed.’ – Carol Rumens (The Guardian)

NOVEMBER 17 - 2018

The Split appears in fourW twenty-ninelaunched by Scott Howie at Wagga Wagga Library on November 17. The anthology will also be launched by Joan Phillip in Sydney on November 24 at Gleebooks.

 

Edited by David Gilbey, fourW twenty-nine is the annual anthology published by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales. 

 

Featuring new work by Donna Abela, Christopher Barnes, Jennifer Compton, Jill Jones, Daniel King, Andy Kissane, Gary Langford, Wes Lee, Natalya Lowndes, Jessica McMinn, Derek Motion, Dorothy Simmons, Bev Smith, Ellen van Neerven, and Lili Wilkinson.

 

'Booranga Writers Centre celebrates almost three decades of publishing new writing that links the Wagga Wagga region with the world – with panache and verve – stretching the boundaries of writing in multi-layered, allusive writing that engages, challenges, seduces … Meet and hear writers read from their work.'

NOVEMBER 9 - 2018

Shortlisted for The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award in the UK.

 

'The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction. Hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine.'

 

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award panel of judges are: Katy Guest, Professor Oz Hardwick, Liz Jones, Martine Pierquin, Steve Toase, and Teresa Palmiero.

The winners will be announced in December.

NOVEMBER 8 - 2018

The NZPS Poetry Anthology: The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation. 

  

Edited by Gail Ingram, the annual New Zealand Poetry Society anthology will launch on November 8, at Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Wellington.

 

‘The New Zealand Poetry Society is dedicated to promoting, developing and supporting poetry and poets in New Zealand. Its patrons are Dame Fiona Kidman and Vincent O'Sullivan.’ 

The anthology can be purchased directly from the New Zealand Poetry Society.

 

OCTOBER 17 - 2018

Three poems appear in The Fenland Reed, Issue 7, edited by Elisabeth Sennitt Clough and Jonathan Totman.

 

Issue 7 features poetry from:​ Clare Best, Alison Binney, Lewis Buxton, Stewart Carswell, Kitty Coles, Jonathan Davidson, Chris Edgoose, Ronnie Goodyer, Pete Green, Pamela Johnson, Tess Jolly, Alex Josephy, Wes Lee, Jane Lovell, Sarah Mnatzaganian, Katrina Naomi, Michelle Penn, Kathy Pimlott, D. A. Prince, Samuel Prince, Kevin Rabas, Shriram Sivaramakrishnan, Paul Stephenson, Kay Syrad, Kostya Tsolákis, Iain Twiddy, Dennis Walder, Olivia Walwyn, and Julia Webb.

 

Published biannually, The Fenland Reed is an East Anglican literary magazine.

 

Issue 7 can be purchased here.

OCTOBER 15 - 2018

Accepted for publication in Headland, Issue 14, edited by Laura McNeur and Liesl Nunns.

 

Headland is a New Zealand-based international literary journal of short fiction and creative nonfiction.

OCTOBER 14 - 2018

Accepted for publication in Strix, a UK literary journal based in Leeds.

 

Strix appears three times a year and is edited by Ian Harker, Andrew Lambeth, and SJ Bradley.

 

Issue 5 will be launched in November. 

OCTOBER 13 - 2018

Accepted for publication in Skylight 47, published in Galway, Ireland. Skylight 47 was established in 2013 and appears in a newspaper format twice a year.

 

Issue 11 is edited by Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin, and Ruth Quinlan, and will launch in Galway in January 2019.

SEPTEMBER 25 - 2018

Émigré & There’s a photo I’d like to see again appear in Pink Cover Zine Issue #3, guest edited by Ramon Loyola in Sydney, who sadly passed away suddenly on September 12th

 

A memorial for Ramon will be held on Sunday, September 30th from 12-3pm at The Friend in Hand Hotel in Glebe.

 

Issue #3 focuses on the theme of Mementos and features work by the following contributors: Toby Fitch, Stuart Barnes, Beth Spencer, Robyn Cairns, Wes Lee, Jamie Stedmond, Rob Schackne, Sheila Murphy, Rose Hunter, Linda Stevenson, Kristen de Kline, Dennis Garvey, Scott Patrick Mitchell, Denise O’Hagan, Gareth Jenkins, Mark Roberts, Allan Lake, Anita Patel, Stephen J. Williams, Brianna Courtney Bullen, Nick Chlopicki, Mark Bolsover. 

SEPTEMBER 7 - 2018

Accepted for publication in fourW, the annual anthology published by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia. 

 

Edited by David Gilbey, fourW twenty-nine will be launched in November in Sydney and Melbourne.

SEPTEMBER 4 - 2018

Children of Men appears in The Lampeter Review, Issue 16, edited by Kathy Miles. 

 

‘The Lampeter Review is the literary magazine of the Lampeter Creative Writing Centre (University of Wales, Trinity St David). Its goal is to promote the best in new writing from published and unpublished authors and thus part of the content is commissioned work by prominent writers.’

 

Contributors to Issue 16 include: Ruth Baker, Alex Barr, Byron Beynon, Mark Blayney, Rosey Brown, Natalie Chapman, Helen Cook, Salvatore Difalco, Mari Ellis Dunning, Menna Elfyn, Elizabeth Gibson, Adrew Hanson, Chris Hardy, Kate Hendry, Geoffrey Heptonstall, Christopher Hollis, Joseph Hutchison, Mike Jenkins, Eluned Jones, Tyler Keevil, Tony Kendrew, Wes Lee, Teige Maddison, Nicholas McGaughey, Morfudd Owen, D.N.J. Palmer, Bethany W Pope, clare e. potter, Abigail Staniforth, Jayne Stanton, Laila Sumpton, Becky Tipper, Rebecca Trick-Walker, Julia Webb, Heidi Williamson, Phil Wood, and Heather Hallberg Yanda.

 

Issue 16 focuses on the theme of ‘Staying’.

SEPTEMBER 1 - 2018

‘To Die and Die Again’ & ‘Drawing’, appear in BONSAI: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand, edited by Michelle Elvy, Frankie McMillan and James Norcliffe.

 

Launched by Canterbury University Press on September 2 at Scorpio Books in Christchurch as part of the WORD CHRISTCHURCH FESTIVAL

 

‘Bonsai brings together a pioneering collection of flash fiction and associated forms (prose poetry and haibun) from 165 writers in Aotearoa New Zealand, along with intriguing essays on this increasingly popular genre. In 200 small stories of no more than 300 words, where the translucent boundaries between prose and poetry are often transgressed, we discover a vast array of human experience. Here, children race snails, shoot tin cans, learn to fly, and look for Antarctica in a drain pipe, while Schrödinger’s cat dreams of life and death, a dog licks away a woman’s tears, and a peacock guards its human family. Family tensions spill over during trips to the beach, couples get together and fall apart, babies are born – or not born – and parents die. You might find yourself dancing like the cool kids, listening to a neighbour sing in the dark, or watching a tractor catch fire. There are perfect moments in miniature as dew falls on a spider’s web and strangers make eye contact. Composed with precision in a form where every word counts, these carefully chiselled works are provocative, tender and endlessly surprising.’

 

Slippery, and exciting … The stories come at you directly, and then turn askance, and then slap you in the face.’ – Allan Drew

 

BONSAI: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand, is available in bookstores throughout New Zealand, and direct from Canterbury University Press.

AUGUST 30 - 2018

Awarded 3rd prize in the New Zealand Poetry Society 2018 International Poetry Competition, judged by Anne French.

 

The winning entries will appear in the annual anthology, along with a number of poems selected by the editor Gail Ingram.

 

‘The New Zealand Poetry Society is dedicated to promoting, developing and supporting poetry and poets in New Zealand. Its patrons are Dame Fiona Kidman and Vincent O'Sullivan.’ 

 

The anthology will be launched by the New Zealand Poetry Society in November.

AUGUST 24 - 2018

Accepted for publication in The Fenland Reed, Issue 7, edited by Elisabeth Sennitt Clough and Jonathan Totman.

 

The Fenland Reed is an East Anglican literary magazine. It is published biannually, and includes poetry and fiction.

 

Issue 7 will be launched in the UK’s Autumn.

AUGUST 22 - 2018

Selected for publication in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019. 

 

Edited by Dr. Jack Ross, Poetry NZ is an international print journal based in New Zealand.

 

‘Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is this country's oldest, most established poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.’ 

 

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 will be launched early in the new year by Massey University Press.

AUGUST 18 - 2018

Farm appears in Fast Fibres Poetry 5, launched on one of three Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day events: August 16 at ONEONESIX, Whangarei; August 25: ‘Poetry Popup’ at Whangarei Central Library; and August 26: Open Mic at Kings Theatre Creative Kawakawa.

 

Fast Fibres Poetry Collective’s fifth collection is edited by Piet Nieuwland & Olivia Macassey.

 

The collection is available to purchase through the Fast Fibres Poetry Collective.

AUGUST 8 - 2018

Selected as one of 8 finalists in The Geometry/Open Book National Poetry Competition judged by Anna Livesey and Sophie van Waardenberg in Auckland.

 

The Geometry/Open Book National Poetry Competition is one of the events celebrating Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day

 

The selected poets and winner will read live on August 25 at the Open Book 201 Ponsonby Road (3pm).


AUGUST 7 - 2018

You wait for your loneliness to be looked upon appears in Words for the Wild, edited by Amanda Oosthuizen and Louise Taylor in the UK.

 

Words for the Wild is a platform for new writing launched to support the ADD campaign against the destruction of ancient woodlands.

 

“This small patch of green in Hampshire represents so much more than a simple field of cows and, in this anthology, a range of terrific writers from all over the world are raising their voices to protect the environment for future generations. I’m impressed and moved.”– Alison MacLeod

 

The anthology is available from Words for the Wild. All profits will go to the ADD campaign.

JULY 18 - 2018

Accepted for publication in Pink Cover Zine Issue #3, guest edited by Ramon Loyola, in Sydney.

 

Issue #3: Mementos will be launched in October/November.

JULY 17 - 2018

Accepted for publication in Fast Fibres Poetry 5 to be launched on National Poetry Day, August 24.

 

Fast Fibres Poetry Collective is producing its fifth collection 'to display the talents of poets with a strong Northland connection'.

JULY 5 - 2018

Longlisted for The Bath Short Story Award, in the UK, judged by Euan Thorneycroft (Senior Literary Agent, AM Heath).

 

‘The Bath Short Story Award is organised by Jude Higgins, Jane Riekemann and Anna Schlesinger. Launched in 2012, it has rapidly become established as one of the prominent short story prizes in the UK.’

 

The winner will be announced in August.

JUNE 15 - 2018

Delia appears in the Summer Issue of the London Reader in the UK.

 

Truth, Lies, & Fiction for a Post-Fact Age features: new minifiction from Jeff Noon, author of Vurt; interviews with Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, and Matthew d’Ancona, author of Post-Truth; alongside stories, poetry, and art from AJ Berasaluce, Ruth Brandt, Rachel Bullock, Nicholas Gurewitch, Kat Hanula, Barbara E. Hunt, Wes Lee, Andrew Lloyd-Jones, Scott Stavrou, Laura Theis, Daniel Uncapher, Mike Wilson, and Christopher Woods.

 

‘In 2016, ‘post-truth’ was named the word of the year, and Matthew d’Ancona makes the case that we are living in a post-truth era. The short stories, poems, interviews, and art in this issue interrogate truth, lies, and the role of fiction in these trying times, exploring our difficult relationship with the truth—how we bend, break, and mend it—offering a welcome reprieve from the swirling pandemonium of lies in our increasingly digital lives.’

 

‘Published quarterly, The London Reader brings you the best known and new voices in creative writing. The content in each issue is curated around a central topic and introduced by a renowned or notable figure in the field.’

JUNE 5 - 2018

Accepted for publication in The Lampeter Review, the literary magazine of the Lampeter Creative Writing Centre at the University of Wales.

 

Edited by Kathy Miles, Issue 16 will focus on the theme of Staying.

MAY 24 - 2018

Wes Lee, Writing (and) the Body. Jen Webb reviews Body, Remember and Shooting Gallery in Rabbit Poetry Journal, Issue 24: The LGBTQIA+ Issue, guest edited by Australian poet Michael Farrell.

‘I was delighted by her ability to explore form and deploy a lucid, image-laden, evocative sense in her writing... I kept thinking as I read these collections what they constantly achieve is aligned with the logic of écriture féminine, and of what Irigaray promised us women writers would eventually achieve: ‘Don’t weep. One day we will learn to say ourselves’. – Jen Webb

Rabbit Poetry Journal, Issue 24 was launched as part of the Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival at Collected Works Bookshop in Melbourne on May 24. Featuring readings by Natalie Briggs, Michael Farrell, Antonia Pont, Zoe Kingsley, Gemma Mahadeo, Frankie Hanman Siegersma, Claire Gaskin, Kent MacCarter, Carl Walsh, Marjorie Main, Michael Giannopoulos, Quinn Eades, D. Perez-McVie & TT.O. 

Issue 24 was also launched in Sydney at Gleebooks on May 18. Featuring readings by Pam Brown, Tess Pearson, Tricia Dearborn, Daniel Swain, Rory Green, Michael Farrell and Kate Lilley.

Jen Webb is a poet and Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice at the University of Canberra, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. 

Rabbit Poetry Journal is published by RMIT University. Issue 24 can be purchased in independent bookstores throughout Australia, and direct from the Rabbit Poetry website.

MAY 17 - 2018

Body, Remember is reviewed by Diane Brown in Landfall Review Online: ‘The Making I Have Made It My Life to be For’.

 

‘These poems are quiet, controlled and sparse, with an accurate ear for rhythm. Body, Remember is a satisfyingly cohesive collection, each poem adding something to the previous and the next. I found them intense, strong and immensely powerful.’ – Diane Brown

 

Landfall Review Online is published by Otago University Press.

MAY 16 - 2018

How They Live Now appears in the Summer Issue of The Stinging Fly, edited by Sally Rooney, and officially launched at the International Literature Festival in Dublin, May 22, 8pm at the East Side Tavern.

 

The Stinging Fly is one of Ireland’s preeminent literary magazines. Established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing.

 

‘Over the years The Stinging Fly has published new work by a number of highly acclaimed Irish and international writers: Simon Armitage, Kevin Barry, Philip Casey, Evelyn Conlon, Emma Donoghue, Eamon Grennan, Kerry Hardie, Michael Harding, Claire Keegan, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Toby Litt, Colum McCann, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan, Sinéad Morrissey, Paul Murray, Philip Ó Ceallaigh, Sharon Olds, Keith Ridgway and C.K. Stead.’

 

Issue 38/Volume 2 – Summer 2018, is available to purchase from independent bookstores in Ireland, and direct from The Stinging Fly.

  

MAY 14 - 2018

Chosen as runner up in The Short FICTION Prize (University of Plymouth Press), judged by Ríona Judge McCormack in the UK.

 

Edited by Tom Vowler and published by the University of Plymouth Press, Short FICTION is a high-quality print and online journal, publishing some of the finest short stories from around the world.

 

Writers who have graced its pages include Kevin Barry, Helen Oyeyemi, Benjamin Percy, Marina Warner, and Luke Kennard.

 

MAY 6 - 2018

Interviewed by New Zealand writer Paula Green for the NZ Poetry Shelf:

 

‘A conversation and poem from the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize Finalists: Wes Lee.’

MAY 1 - 2018

Selected as a finalist for the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2018 judged by American poet Eileen Myles.

 

The prize is awarded on the basis of an original collection of poems by a New Zealand resident or citizen, and was established to celebrate the life and work of Sarah Broom (1972-2013), author of Tigers at Awhitu and Gleam, about which Elizabeth Smither said: “I heard that a whole new cluster of planets has just been discovered. That’s how I think of Sarah’s poems: flying through space, serene and beautiful, wrought from tragedy and beauty.”

 

Past recipients of the prize are C.K. Stead, Diana Bridge, Elizabeth Smither, and Hera Lindsay Bird.

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 prizewinner will be announced by Eileen Myles at a dedicated poetry event hosted by the Sarah Broom Poetry Trust at the Auckland Writers Festival 2018 in May.

MAY 1 - 2018

One Summer: Orcas in the Bay appears in Takahē 92.

 

Founded in Christchurch in 1989, Takahē magazine publishes short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews.

APRIL 26 - 2018

Shortlisted for the Short FICTION Prize (University of Plymouth Press), judged by Ríona Judge McCormack, in the UK.

 

'Edited by Tom Vowler and published by the University of Plymouth Press, Short FICTION is a high-quality print and online journal, publishing some of the finest short stories from around the world.'

 

The winner will be announced in May.

APRIL 18 - 2018

Longlisted for The University of Sunderland Short Story Award, judged by Professor Ailsa Cox in the UK.

 

Now in its second year, the award is offered by the University of Sunderland in association with Waterstones.

 

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony which will take place on May 30 in Waterstones (The Bridges, Sunderland).

APRIL 15 - 2018

Accepted for publication in the forthcoming anthology Words for the Wild, edited by Amanda Oosthuizen and Louise Taylor in the UK.

 

‘We are looking for stories and poems with a rural element — of  woodland, field, river, pond, lake or beach, maybe a rocky crag or a chalk stream, or a patch of green grass or a copse of nettles and brambles, perhaps a gap between buildings that resonates with wildness, a dandelion growing between kerbstones. The work doesn’t need to be about conservation or environmental issues — it can be, but it might not  — we are longing for interpretation.’

 

Words for the Wild is a platform for new writing, launched to support the AAD campaign against the destruction of ancient woodlands.

 

The anthology will be launched in the UK Spring.

APRIL 2 - 2018

Accepted for publication in The Stinging Fly, edited by Sally Rooney.

 

The Stinging Fly is one of Ireland’s preeminent literary magazines. Established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing.

 

‘Over the years The Stinging Fly has published new work by a number of highly acclaimed Irish and international writers: Simon Armitage, Kevin Barry, Philip Casey, Evelyn Conlon, Emma Donoghue, Eamon Grennan, Kerry Hardie, Michael Harding, Claire Keegan, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Toby Litt, Colum McCann, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan, Sinéad Morrissey, Paul Murray, Philip Ó Ceallaigh, Sharon Olds, Keith Ridgway and C.K. Stead.’

MARCH 30 - 2018

Orcas appears in the Spring edition of The London Reader, in the UK.

 

After Words: Animal Reflections focuses on the lives of animals—in themselves, in imagination, in relationship, and in thoughtful combinations thereof. In fable, fantasy, allegory—and in forms more and less traditional and experimental— revealing the moving ways animals have visited and haunted our lives and writing, and exploring how, in our basest and most elevated moments alike, we belong to their number.’

 

The Spring Issue: After Words: Animal Reflections features interviews with Pulitzer prize-winner Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, and Giller prize-winner Andre Alexis, author of Fifteen Dogs. Stories, poetry, and essays by Ed Ahern, Milli Aronoff, Janette Ayachi, Sarah Barr, Evan J. Coleman, Matt Daly, Meg Elison, AJ Huffman, Mathew Hollett, Tom Larsen, Wes Lee, Janet McCann, Christopher M. McDonough, Severine Richardson, Cecile Rossant, Benjamin Paynter, JJ Paynter, David F. Shultz, Daniel Scott Tysdal, Dan Veach, and Melanie Whipman.

 

‘Published quarterly, The London Reader brings you the best known and new voices in creative writing. The content in each issue is curated around a central topic and introduced by a renowned or notable figure in the field.’

 

MARCH 15 - 2018

Blade Runner 2049 appears in Not Very Quiet, Issue 2, launched at Smith's Alternative in Canberra by guest editor Anita Patel.

 

Not Very Quiet is an online journal for women’s poetry from Australia and overseas. Publishing two issues per year in Spring and Autumn.


‘We seek to publish in the intersection of women and poetry. We are looking for writing that is questioning and exploratory – social commentary, exploration of places and people, the relation of these to the poets.’

 

Issue 2 can be read Here

FEBRUARY 12 - 2018

My Tough Little James Cagney Stance appears in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018.

 

Edited by Dr. Jack Ross, the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is an international print journal based in New Zealand and published by Massey University Press.

 

‘Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is this country's oldest, most established poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.’ 

 

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018 will be officially launched at Devonport Library on March 20 by Bryan Walpert with readings by Alistair Paterson, and is available in independant bookstores and direct from Massey University Press.

JANUARY 10 - 2018

Shortlisted for the Queensland Writers Centre Flash Fiction Prize.

 

The prize ($500 AUD) is offered by The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC), in South Brisbane, Australia.

 

‘The Queensland Writers Centre was founded in 1990 with the aim of nurturing Queensland literature and building a community of writers. Since then, QWC has established itself as the leading provider of specialised services to the writing community throughout Queensland.’

 

don in October.