Tuesday, March 26, 2013

News Flash! Catalyst Calls for Submissions - Vol. 10!

Yip, you read it right, after a lengthy cool down period from the beautiful volume 9, Catalyst is announcing a call for submissions for volume 10, with a very short submission window.  Details below...

To celebrate ten years of publishing, Catalyst literary arts journal is going to publish its tenth volume. We are inviting friends from around the world to submit work for this issue. We are interested in seeing various forms of poetry: experimental, performance, haiku, song lyrics and whatever your imagination can conjure. 

Submission Guidelines:

Please read carefully - submissions that do not follow the guidelines below will not be considered.  Email submissions only.

Please send no more than five poems and a short BIO to: catalyst_submissions@yahoo.com

Please also include in the subject line: Your Name and Submission e.g: Doc Drumheller, Catalyst Submission. Attachments that do not follow this guideline will not be opened. Please help us avoid spam! Send work as a word attachment, send all your poems and BIO in one attachment please and include your email and postal address. Use Times New Roman 12pt font, single spaced, with no header, footers or any other formatting.

We are also encouraging those who submit work to also subscribe: rates are $40 for two issues in New Zealand and $50 for international. 

Please send cheques to: PO Box 3083, Christchurch, New Zealand.

All successful applicants will receive a free copy of the journal.

The deadline is: 20th April 2013.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Poetry at the Ashburton Art Gallery

Here's a notice from the Ashburton Art Gallery via the Canterbury Poets Collective (CPC)

An evening of poetic magic is being held as a fund-raising effort for The Ashburton Art Gallery. Revel in the captivating lyrical rhymes and admire the creative talent in the Ashburton area.

Friday 22nd March 7pm, 
tickets are $15 
and are available from 
The Ashburton Art Gallery

Baring Square East, Ashburton, 
Entry via the back of the building. Phone 03 308 1133
The program includes an Open Mic session plus invited readers -

Mark Raffills - Sean Joyce - Marisa Cappetta - Jeni Curtis 

Sip on a freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate from The Coffee Guy, while surrounded by beautiful illustrations and artwork by renowned artist Graham Percy. Enjoy the readings from the invited poets and perhaps join in the open mic session. If you, or someone you know, are interested in reading then feel free to contact the Gallery for further information.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Microfilm Digital Print: Ten Years of Printing Literary Lava (and counting!)

2013 marks ten years since the first Catalyst was published and that very first volume was also the first book project of a ten year relationship with our printers - Microfilm Digital Print.

So now, one decade and 17 books later, we're pleased to say that we're both still here and still making cool stuff together.  We've both learnt a lot and Microfilm have supported every single project and often gone the extra mile for us to make deadlines or get the best quality printing and binding possible.  They are still the most experienced small print run book specialists in Christchurch and we wholeheartededly recommend them to anyone thinking of making a book - talk to them and see what's possible!

The latest collaboration is in the form of the latest Catalyst Road Show event: Woman Scream at the Summer Pallet Pavilion.  Microfilm are sponsoring us through printing the posters and the special limited edition chapbook that comes free with entry to the event on Thursday 14th March.  Thanks Microfilm!  

And now, a sneak preview of the cover of the chapbook - if you want a copy you better come along to the gig - all the poets and songwriters performing are featured in the chapbook - don't miss out!

Catalyst Road Show presents:
Woman Scream
8pm, Thurs 14th March
Gap Filler Summer Pallet Pavilion
cnr Kilmore and Durham Sts
$10 entry includes a free limited edition chapbook