Next Deadline IS...

July 8, 2022

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The autumn issue features:

Tom 'n Rick - The Lost Boy
The Delicious Smell of Dinner
The Great Shell Heist

West Coast
My Favourite Place
Little Lizards
This is the Property of Felicity English
Kaikōura Adventure
The Meeting

Writer's Block

... and many more!

2,295 young writers and artists published so far!
From Rio to Rotorua

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Artist credits: Gigi, Toitoi 27, pictures by Sienna Trollé, age 13; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; We Will Remember, Toitoi 26, pictures by Jack Hamilton, age 13; In the Depths, Toitoi 13, pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 10; Tuatara, Toitoi 27, pictures by Emily Cronwright, age 11; Lady of the Lake, Toitoi 19, pictures by Harry Simpson, age 8.
Toitoi Together

Elsie Locke Writing Prize

We are thrilled to announce that the Elsie Locke Writing Prize is coming to Toitoi in Term 2, 2022.

The Writing Prize is offered by the Elsie Locke Memorial Trust. It provides a wonderful opportunity for young writers ages 5-13 to develop an original piece of writing for publication inspired by New Zealand history and Elsie's work for peace, the environment, women’s issues, and our community.

Click on the link below for more information!

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Toitoi Together

Toitoi teams up with the School Journal

This is an amazing chance for Toitoi writers to have a piece of work published in the world's longest-running serial publication for children, alongside established and celebrated writers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Explore Toitoi

Explore Toitoi

A selection of stories, poems and artwork from the journals are now available online.
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From Rio to Rotorua

From Rio to Rotorua

Read the digital stories or download the free app of the Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue

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Extra Credit!

Extra credit!

Discover more opportunities and resources for your young creatives to participate in the arts.

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Te Reo Māori Submissions

Nei te reo pōwhiri a Toitoi ki a koutou, e te mātātahi, ki ngā ringatuhi, ki ngā ringatoi atu i te 5-13 tau te pakeke. Haramai rā! He pākiki, he māia, he auaha? Ā tēnā, tukuna mai ā koutou mahi ki te reo Ingarihi, ki te reo Māori rānei e whakaata mai ana i ā koutou tikanga, i ō koutou wheako mō te noho ki Aotearoa.

Tukuna mai, imērahia mai tō tuhinga, (me) tō mahi toi rānei ki āpitingia tō ingoa, tō pakeke, tō kura me te ingoa o tō matua/kaitiaki, tō kaiako rānei me ngā kōrero whakapā atu ki a koe.

Hiamo katoa ana mātou kia whakapā mai koe.

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Anzac Special Issue

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Toitoi Story Search

Toitoi Story Search

Write a story or poem inspired by 11-year-old Emily Cronwright's fantastic artwork.

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Toitoi Special Gift Box

Toitoi Special Gift Box

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