A warm welcome to Ivy Alvarez, the new editor of a fine line.

Hello! I am delighted to serve as editor of a fine line, New Zealand’s most indispensable magazine for new and emerging writers of poetry, published six times a year by the New Zealand Poetry Society.

Should you wish to send me your writing for consideration — and I hope you do — please visit our submission guidelines.

Selected writers will receive book tokens as payment for their work. a fine line has a wide readership, and NZPS works actively to promote its writers.

I am looking for poems from NZPS members (max 40 lines). (Not a member? Join here.)

In upcoming issues, I have slots available for several writing-related articles (max 750 words). Suggested ideas are:

  • articles on poetic forms
  • A step-by-step guide to getting your poem published
  • Best Places to Publish Your Poems When You’re Starting Out (which will include a fine line, of course)
  • Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self about Publishing My First Book / First Poem. This will be a regular column.

Please pitch me your ideas and/or send your poems to editor@poetrysociety.org.nz

Deadline for September issue: 25 August 2016

About me

I am the author of several poetry collections, including The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press, 2016), Hollywood Starlet (Chicago: dancing girl press), Disturbance (Wales: Seren, 2013) and Mortal (Red Morning Press, 2006).

Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, I lived in Scotland, Ireland and Wales, before coming to live in Auckland in 2014. Here’s my website.

I look forward to reading your work for a fine line. Thanks!

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