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Fresh Ink A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021 edition

Fresh Ink 2019 edition

Job details

Cloud Ink Press
28 Feb 2021
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Literature & Publishing


Cloud Ink is publishing a new edition of the Fresh Ink Anthology in 2021 and is now calling for submissions.

Deadline: 28th February 2021

Word limit: 3,000

Eligibility: open to all New Zealand citizens and permanent residents​


This year the anthology will be themed around the Covid 19 experience in New Zealand.​

What are we as both individuals and as collective society to make of the wider and deeper effects, beyond the health crisis itself? How can writers and storytellers, across multiple forms, address the human aspects of the Covid-19 crisis, its effects, both personal and societal, and its legacy? Can we make sense of this traumatic experience through the creative use of language, characterization, and images?​

We are looking for pieces of new writing – short fiction, novel extracts, poetry and art work - themed in response to the pandemic that has touched us all in some way. The pieces may be personal writing from life, memoir, prose fiction or poetry, an essay or personal reflection, or a mix of media forms including graphic writing and visual arts. ​


How to apply


Please send your submissions to Submit your entry in a Word document (for stories and poetry) using 12 point Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing. Artwork needs to be black and white and sent as a jpg or pdf. Please include your name, email and contact details. You may send more than one submission but we are unlikely to publish more than one work from each writer/artist.​

When we receive your submission you will be automatically added to our newsletter mailing list. You will be able to unsubscribe.​

We look forward to reading your work.



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Cloud Ink Press

21 Jan 2021