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Edited by Lynley EdmeadesLandfall 247 cover

Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. Published twice a year, each volume showcases two full-colour art portfolios and brims with vital new fiction, poetry, cultural commentary, reviews, and biographical and critical essays. Bringing together a range of voices and perspectives, from established practitioners to emerging talents, Landfall is an exciting anthology that has its finger on the pulse of innovation and creativity in Aotearoa today.

Landfall 247: Autumn 2024 announces the winner of the Landfall Young Writers’ Essay Competition, an annual competition that encourages young, up-and-coming writers to explore the world around them through words. Landfall 247 will feature the winning essay, alongside the judge’s report from Landfall editor, Lynley Edmeades.

Landfall 247 also includes essays from the 2024 collaboration between Landfall and RMIT University’s nonfiction/Lab. These trans-Tasman essays, written in collaboration between New Zealand and Australian writers, focus on the theme of ‘making space,’ and what it means to use writing as a tool to create space for different voices, perspectives and ideas.


NON-FICTION Maddie Ballard, Airini Beautrais, Lucinda Birch, Amy Brown, Joan Fleming, Mia-Francesca Jones, Emma Hughes, Lauren Vargo, Jessica Wilkinson
POETRY Nicola Andrews, Nick Ascroft, Rebecca Ball, Cindy Botha, Nathaniel Calhoun, Chris Cantillon, Medb Charleton, Brett Cross, Mark Edgecombe, David Eggleton, Michelle Elvy, Craig Foltz, Michael Hall, Chris Holdaway, Greg Judkins, Fiona Kidman, Wes Lee, Zoë Meager, Harvey Molloy, Federico Monsalve, Emma Neale, Mikaela Nyman, Claire Orchard, Vaughan Rapatahana, Harry Ricketts, Nicola Thorstensen, Ariana Tikao, Chris Tse, Rose Whitau, Kit Willett, Kirby Wright, Nicholas Wright, Zephyr Zhang
FICTION Connie Buchanan, Lorraine Carmody, Thom Conroy, Kristin Kelly, Michelle Duff, Scott Menzies, James O’Sullivan, James Pasley, Phoebe Wright
REVIEW David Herkt, Simone Oettli, Iain Sharp, Ian Wedde, Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb, Helene Wong
ART Ayesha Green, Pat Kraus, Kate van der Drift


Lynley Edmeades is the author of two poetry collections, As the Verb Tenses (Otago University Press, 2016) and Listening In (Otago University Press, 2019), and a poetry and art picture book for adults, Bordering on Miraculous (Massey University Press, 2022), in collaboration with Saskia Leek. She has an MA in creative writing from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University of Belfast and holds a PhD in avant-garde poetics from the University of Otago. In 2018, she was the Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury, and she currently teaches poetry and creative writing on the English programme at the University of Otago.

Publication details

Cover art by Kate van der Drift
Paperback, 230 x 150mm, 208pp
ISBN 9781990048777
RRP $30
Release date: 27 May 2024

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Reviews and Extracts

Review: Holly Walker reviews Landfall 247 for Nine to Noon, RNZ Listen

Extract: Read Jame Pasley's short story from Landfall 247, 'The End Was Wide Open,' on Newsroom Read

Review: 'Landfall 247 stands as a reminder of the vibrancy of New Zealand's literary scene. Editor Lynley Edmeades has assembled an impressive array of content, showcasing established and emerging talent, fostering cross-cultural dialogue, and offering visual delights alongside thought-provoking prose. This issue is a must-read for anyone passionate about contemporary literature and art.' – Chris Reed for NZ Booklovers Read

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