Potroast, founded in April 2009, is an annual literary magazine of original short-fiction, poetry, illustration, photography and art. Potroast has a focus on work which is exploratory and experimental. We look for work which is expanding boundaries within the literary concepts of poetry, short prose and dialogue based writing (i.e. short pieces for performance) and art & illustration which explores the boundaries between image and storytelling; narrative drawing, graphic storytelling.
Potroast is a New Zealand magazine, based in Auckland. We feature New Zealand artists and writers, as well as contributors from across the globe including Australia, the UK and the USA. Potroast’s contributors come from diverse backgrounds, and the work published reflects this.
Potroast Issue 10 & Issue 11 received Creative New Zealand funding, invaluable support which we hope will extend to future issues.
Makyla Curtis, Senior Editor; 2009 – present
Makyla was the founding editor of The Deformed Paper (Mar ‘07 – Dec ’08), and founded the Metonymy project with Renee Liang in 2008. She was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards in 2007. Originally editing Potroast from Scotland, she returned in 2011 to continue producing and editing Potroast
Boris White, Editor; 2012 – present
Boris is a graduate from the University of Auckland with degrees in Art History and Economics. He is a long-time Aucklander who spent his childhood shifting across Europe. His essays include a wide range of subjects with particular interest in art theory and history, architecture and philosophy.
Richard Richards, Arts Editor; 2012 – present
Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Design from Unitec in 2007 & a Diploma in Fine Arts from Whitecliffe several years prior. 2007 Wallace Arts Finalist. Richard is a sculptor, illustrator and designer. His illustrations adorn many band t-shirts including Vasquez & Bronto Skylift.
Ya wen Ho, Founding Editor; 2009 – 2012
Ya-wen graduated with a BFA(Hons) from Elam with an English Literature/Economics double major BA in 2012.
She performed at the Short Takes on Long Poems Trans Tasman Symposium with her poem |is spliced with|. Ya-wen won the ‘Zine of the Year award 2010 at Auckland Zinefest with her collaboration ‘zine with Simon Fletcher.