Submissions Guidelines

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4th Floor is a literary journal showcasing excellent work from the Whitireia creative writing programme students. It features work by past and present students and tutors of the programme.

The journal is edited by Hinemoana Baker. Baker is a published poet and author, has had plays and film scripts produced, and is also known as a musician, broadcaster and producer. She tutored poetry at Whitireia in 2007 and 2008, and also teaches the Whitireia poetry online course. Her publishing team includes students from the Whitireia Diploma in Publishing (Applied).

What to submit

When to submit

The deadline for submission is May of each year, and each issue is published the following November.

How to submit:

Submissions are accepted by email only.

The fine print

We are unable to publish previously published work, unless that publication was in the 2003 Whitireia anthology A Magpie Stole My Heart. We are also unable to publish any work which quotes song lyrics, or includes any text which is the work of another writer.

As a non-profit publication, 4th Floor is unable to offer payment for contributions. For all material we accept, copyright will remain with the author.