Love in the Time of COVID

A Chronicle of a Pandemic


Still open for submissions!

This online project will continue into the first half of 2021. Submissions are open through 30 June, 2021 for the online project; submissions for the anthology may be extended — tba.

We welcome poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art of any kind, music and movement videos, audio and collaborative creative projects.

Here are a few basic guidelines.

  • All submissions accepted via email.
  • We are generally interested in new work but may make some exceptions regarding special previously published work. If you have something to pitch, please ask!
  • Submissions for online content is rolling; you can expect to hear back within a few weeks of sending your work.
  • Please indicate whether your submissions are for the online project, the anthology or both.
  • Please send your work as a Word attachment (doc or docx) or a jpeg to the email address below. Please no pdfs, unless to clarify layout specifications.
  • Please also send a short bio (60-80 words) and, if visual art or video, a commentary (up to 400 words) if desired.

Submissions email:

We look forward! And we thank you for your interest in this growing community.


Copyright of work accepted for Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic remains with the writer or artist. If the work  first appears here, and is subsequently republished elsewhere, acknowledgement of the original publisher/publication should be made. Contributors are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance for direct quotation from the work of others.

The editors reserve the right to archive work on this website.


A note from Witi and Michelle

While Love in the Time of COVID is a non-commercial not-for-profit project, we are firm advocates for payment for all contributors. We are grateful to those friends, writers, artists and illustrators who have helped us get the project off the ground on a temporary koha (gift) basis but assure you all that we are moving to a payment model soon. Meantime, we thank you for helping us build this international whānau, our community. We’re all in this together.
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