There are a number of literary journals published in New Zealand, including some that are published free online.

New Zealand literary journalsEdit

Title Publisher frequency
Arachne: a literary journal Victoria University College Literary Society
AUP New Poets Auckland University Press
Boomer: OULR Otago University Students' Association
Deep South
Defect Perfection Literary Review
Inkshed New Zealand Writers' Workshop
Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics
Kapiti Poems
Kite New Zealand Literature Association
Landfall quarterly
The Listener
Manuka Auckland College of Education School of Primary and Early Education occasional
Musings Massey University English Department
New Literature Review Australian National University. Dept. of English
New Triad
Noumenon: the New Zealand science fiction magazine
Phoenix Auckland University College Literary Club
Poetry NZ New Zealand Poetry Society
Printout: Literarture and arts magazine
Rambling Jack
Rimu: NZ art, culture and hstory
Scriptio Auckland Chevron Poets
Spin Poetry Orbital Workshops quarterly
Troubadour University of Canterbury Literary Society
Te Ukaipo Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa
The Write Stuff New Zealand Writers Guild
Write Up New Zealand Writers Guild

Literary journals onlineEdit

Deep SouthEdit

Interdisciplinary journal, published quarterly, containing work primarily by the graduate students of the Dept. of English, University of Otago, but others may sumbit work (instructions included). Covers art, fiction, literature, poetry, review and theatre. All back issues available. Links to other on-line postgraduate publications.

Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand journal of poetry and poeticsEdit

The journal is part of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) and is based at the University of Auckland. Contains substantial essays (6,000 - 10,000 words), review articles, historical reappraisals, close readings, shorter notices and mixed genre criticism in the area of poetry and poetics.


New literary magazine publishing creative writing by Australians and New Zealanders.


Literary journal from Victoria University of Wellington, containing poetry, short stories, novel extracts, essays and art. Selections from the latest issue are available, plus the full text from issues 1 (1988) - 16(1996)


Journal of arts & literature from Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands: a forum for poetry, prose, reviews, interviews, photography and artwork. Published annually.


Turbine is an online literary journal, published by the Victoria University of Wellington's International Institute of Modern Letters. It includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual works by students and graduates of the Institute, and by writers and artists in the Wellington region.


"New Zealand Literature." University of Canterbury. accessed 17 September 2012.