I’m getting Kokako 11 ready to be sent to the printer at the moment, so I’ve been thinking about journals, subscriptions and the oft repeated complaint that more people submit to lit mags than ever subscribe to them. In the case of Kokako, we have almost as many subscribers from the USA as we do from New Zealand. Which is great in many ways – international exposure, wide base of contributors etc. But NZ Post putting their international prices up recently has taken a bit of the pleasure out of it. Oh well, swings and roundabouts.
Which got me thinking about the literary magazine scene here in New Zealand. Quite a bit changed in the three years I was away – JAAM and Sport dropping their review sections was a pity. And both are now annuals. Enamel has appeared, and Glottis seems to have vanished. And no doubt there are numerous others that I’m not even aware of.
So, which literary magazines do you read? Which do you subscribe to? Which is your favourite, and why? (We’ll restrict it to printed magazines for now.)
Feel free to add a magazine in the poll if I’ve omitted one you know and regularly read/ subscribe to. Use the comments box to say what it is you most like about your favourite mag. As incentive, one comment will be randomly selected to receive a copy of the latest issue of the US litmag SubTropics.