Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy

Editor Marie Hodgkinson is now seeking submissions to the second volume of the YEAR’S BEST AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY anthology.

Marie 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, and which were first published in 2019.


This is a reprint anthology. Only stories that were first published between 1 January and 31 December 2019 will be considered.

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 1.5c per word will be made on publication.


The deadline for submissions is 1 March, 2020.


Please send digital copies of eligible works directly to the editor, Marie Hodgkinson, at marie (at) paperroadpress (dot) co (dot) nz, accompanied by details of where and when the story was first published and a short author bio. Any questions about submissions or the anthology can be directed to the same address.