Sport (New Zealand magazine)
The cover of the first issue of Sport magazine
|Publisher and editor||Fergus Barrowman|
|Founder||Fergus Barrowman, Elizabeth Knox, Damien Wilkins, Nigel Cox|
|Based in||Wellington, New Zealand|
Sport is a New Zealand literary magazine, edited and published by Fergus Barrowman.
Sport is edited and published by Fergus Barrowman. He co-founded the magazine with Elizabeth Knox, Damien Wilkins, and Nigel Cox, with support from Bill Manhire, Alan Preston and Andrew Masonin, in 1988.
Sport was published twice a year until November 2003, and is now published annually.
Controversy over Creative New Zealand defunding
In 2013, Creative New Zealand (CNZ) announced that the magazine's yearly application for funding was unsuccessful, ending CNZ's long-term support over the last 40 issues. The announcement produced a quick reaction from a number of prominent New Zealand writers, such as Eleanor Catton and Emily Perkins.
Fergus Barrowman said in an interview on Radio New Zealand that although he had been approached with various offers of additional funding, and people have suggested he crowdfunds the journal's operations, he is wary of adding to the yearly workload of producing the journal if it is forced to rely on non-CNZ funding.
Despite the withdrawal of CNZ funding, the magazine released Sport issue 42 in March 2014.
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