Founder and Editor – Louise Wallace
Louise Wallace is a poet and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of two collections: Since June (2009) and Enough (2013) both published by Victoria University Press. Her work has also been anthologised in The Best of Best New Zealand Poems (VUP: 2011) and Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page (Random House: 2014). She was the Robert Burns Fellow for 2015 at the University of Otago.
Co-editor – Francis Cooke
Francis Cooke is a Wellington-based writer. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2008 and his short fiction has been published in Landfall, Hue & Cry, JAAM and Takahe.
Starling in Schools Coordinator – Marty Smith
Marty Smith has an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington. Her debut collection, Horse with hat (VUP), won the Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the 2014 NZ Post Book awards, and was a finalist in the poetry category.
Marty teaches English and Creative Writing at Taradale High School under her married name of Marty Schofield. She works with gifted Year 5-8 writers and runs writing workshops in high schools.
starling in schools regional advocates
Liz Sugrue (He Matariki Teen Parent School, Northland), Ros Ali (St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland), Jo Frew (Epsom Girls' Grammar School, Auckland), Laura Oosterbeek (Western Springs College, Auckland), Geri Allen (Te Wharekura o Mauao, Bay of Plenty), Dinah O'Meara (Mount Maunganui College, Bay of Plenty), Jo Morris (Karamu High School, Hawke's Bay), William Connor (Hutt Valley High School, Wellington), Nicola Easthope (Kāpiti College, Wellington), Nicole Hawkins (Kāpiti College, Wellington), Christine Cheesman (Ellesmere College, Canterbury), Kathryn Dick (Otago Girls' High School, Otago), Sue Johnston (Waitaki Girls' High School, Otago), and Lara Liesbeth (Logan Park High School, Otago).
We are looking for enthusiastic high school teachers of English across New Zealand, interested in helping us spread the word about Starling in their region. If this is you, please contact us as below.
If you would like to submit to the journal, please refer to the guidelines on our submissions page first. If you would like to contact the editors for any other reason, please email us at email@example.com