Upcoming in Ōtepoti: Demystifying Publishing with Sherry Zhang

Ōtepoti, we're heading your ways in September! Click this link to read and register for Pantograph Punch x Ōtepoti Writer Lab's upcoming publishing workshop on the 17th and opportunities coming your way!

Kiaaaa ooooora Te Waipounamu, we're heading your way!

In partnership with Ōtepoti Writers Lab and thanks to support from Dunedin City Council, we're excited to be heading to Ōtepoti Ofor a publishing workshop in September, with publishing opportunities to follow. The purpose of this project is to build skills and connections with writers in the area no matter what stage in your journey. Haere mai tātou!

WORKSHOP: Demystifying Publishing with Sherry Zhang

Free to attend (RSVP Required)

Sunday 17th September 2023, 1 – 2:30pm

Location: Ōtepoti Writers Lab HQ, Carnegie Centre, 110 Moray Place, Dunedin*

This relaxed workshop will cover all parts of the publishing process, with the aim to make it easier to get your writing out into the world! We’ll take you through pitching to online publications, as the first step of creating your piece. After this step, we will delve into the nitty gritty steps of publishing, including developing and refining your argument and angle and the different stages of editing.

The focus of this workshop will be arts publishing (e.g. personal essays, features, and interviews) as opposed to other forms of publishing.

NB: WE'VE HAD SO MUCH INTEREST, REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED THROUGH OFFICIAL CHANNELS! Email in submissions@pantograph-punch if you wanna get popped on the waiting list and stay in touch about publishing opportunities!

Photo by Julie Zhu.

This workshop is led by Sherry Zhang, our talented and friendly Kaiwāwahi | Editor at Pantograph Punch. Read more about Sherry here!

The teams from Ōtepoti Writers Lab and Pantograph Punch will also be kicking around at the workshop, with snacks and hot tea, so come whakawhanaungatanga with us.


Are you still interested in publishing your writing on our platform? As a part of this project we will be finding a few writers in Ōtepoti to work with on pieces covering local arts and culture. If you can’t make it along but you’re interested in writing for us send us an email at [email protected] with the title 'Ōtepoti Critical Coverage' some details about yourself and what you might like to write about.

Who are The Pantograph Punch and Ōtepoti Writers Lab?

The Pantograph Punch (hi that's us) is an online journal and leading national producer of arts and culture coverage by exciting, fresh, and urgent voices in Aotearoa. 

Ōtepoti Writers Lab launched in 2019 as a platform for Ōtepoti writers in all genres and of all levels to attend regular workshops, residencies and connect with one another.

This workshop and partnership is made possible thanks to arts grant funding from Dunedin City Council. Ngā mihi nui!

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