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LF 245 cover website'The most important and long-lasting journal in New Zealand's literature' – Oxford History of New Zealand Literature

'This is the little magazine that always produces great issues packed with fine writing. The writing is highly readable, sometimes controversial, but never dull.' – Canvas, Weekend Herald

Landfall is New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases two full-colour art portfolios and brims with new fiction, poetry, cultural commentary, reviews, and biographical and critical essays.

In each issue, editor Lynley Edmeades brings together a mix of vital work by this country's top new and more established writers, such as Vincent O'Sullivan, Catherine Chidgey, Breton Dukes, C.K. Stead, Albert Wendt, Cilla McQueen, Selina Tusitala Marsh and David Eggleton.

Landfall Review Online, edited by David Eggleton, also publishes new literary reviews monthly.

Landfall and non/fictionLab 2024 collaboration

In 2024, Landfall and RMIT University’s non/fictionLab are coming together to commission a series of essays on the topic of ‘making space’. The essays will be trans-Tasman collaborations; each will include at least one writer with connections to Aotearoa and at least one with connections to Australia.

Up to ten essays will be published as special features in Landfall’s 2024 issues alongside the regular offerings of new fiction, poetry and art from new and established writers in Aotearoa.

Landfall editor, Lynley Edmeades, and the co-directors of non/fictionLab, Jessica Wilkinson and Brigid Magner are calling for essay proposals that open up conversations about what it means to use writing as a tool to make space for different voices, perspectives and ideas.

How to submit

To submit your expression of interest please present a single 250-word abstract that proposes a collaboratively-written essay in response to the above brief and include a 25-word bio for each author. It is up to you to select and invite your proposed companion author/s, and ensure that they are willing and available. The first set of essays will be due February 16 at the latest. Please indicate in your EOI if you are able to make the February deadline.

Please send your EOI via email with the subject title Making Space: new essays series EOI to and by Thursday 30 November 2023. Decisions will be made shortly after.

For any questions or queries, please email

Find out more information about this collaboration here
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