Paper Road Press specialises in science fiction and fantasy, all things in between – and things from the fringes, too; the familiar made unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.


Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy

Paper Road Press is calling for submissions to the annual Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy.

The Year’s Best is a reprint anthology that collects together the best short speculative fiction by Kiwi authors first published in the previous year.

Paper Road Press is looking for short stories (less than 10,000 words) from all genres and subgenres of science fiction and fantasy, by authors from Aotearoa New Zealand.


This is a reprint anthology. Only stories that have already been published are eligible.

Rights and payment

For accepted stories, Paper Road Press will license worldwide non-exclusive anthology rights in English, in print and ebook formats. Payment of NZ 2c per word will be made on publication.


The deadline for submissions for the current volume is 1 March 2022.


Please send digital copies of eligible works directly to marie (at) paperroadpress (dot) co (dot) nz, along with the following information:

Title of story:
Author name:
Original date of publication:
Originally published in (please include a link if possible):
Author bio of around 50 words:

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