Submissions open for upcoming issues of The Vernacularist!





The Vernacularist is an exciting new independent journal exploring meaningful and topical subjects relevant to cultural and social development in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Submissions are now open until January 16 for the next two upcoming issues: Wāhine and Good Grub. Read on below to find out more!

The Vernacularist provides a platform for investigation, discussion and expression of vernacular culture (culture particular to a people, place or time). Art, social development, architecture, creativity, politics, sub-cultures and gender are just some of the subjects explored through these publications. Each Vernacularist represents a culmination of material created by multiple contributors in the form of artwork, photography, poetry, essays and more. The Vernacularist journals are printed in limited numbers and are also available online .

Three Vernacularist journals have been produced to date (click to view):

1) Vernacular Perspectives

2) True Community?

3) The Environmental Issue

and two other journals have been published in the Vernacularist Identity series (click to view):

1) He W’akaputanga Mai o te Rangatiratanga – A Proclamation

2) Flag It! (online soon!)

Good grub call out

Good Grub is an expansive theme intended to include (but not limited to) articles about food (preferably not recipes) e.g. organics, food prices, food crises, a review of a food experience, an interview with a foodie you admire, cultural traditions or associations with food.

Download the Good Grub contributor form by  clicking here.

When you have completed it please send it with along with your submission to:

Call out for Wahine LRW

Wāhine (women) is a theme intended to celebrate all women and will include (but is not limited to) articles and image essays about women or things of significance to women today e.g. articles addressing gender issues, photography or artwork by women/a woman or depicting women/a woman, an interview with a woman or group of women you admire, female concerns, female role-models, sexuality etc.

Download the Wāhine contributor form by clicking here.

When you have completed it please send it with along with your submission to: