Catalyst predominantly publishes poetry and experimental forms of fiction as well as visual art and design. We are also interested in fusions of the above.


The deadline is: 1st April.
Submissions are now CLOSED.

Submission Guidelines:

Please read carefully - submissions that do not follow the guidelines below will not be considered.  
  • Email submissions only. 
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished and not submitted elsewhere for publication
  • 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 reserve the right to make minor edits to layout for publication - if this is not acceptable please do not submit.

We also encourage those who submit work to subscribe.

Rates are NZ$40 for two issues in New Zealand and NZ$60 for international.
Our preferred payment method is by internet banking/direct credit.

Direct credit payments can be made to:

Account Name:         Catalyst

Account number:      38 9005 0049795 00.

Reference:                Subscription.

Please send an email to: and please write your name and 'subscriptions' in the subject line and include your postal information.

If you are international and wish to send a cheque please contact us via for details.

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