Toitoi invites young writers and artists ages 5-18 who are curious, courageous and creative to submit original material in English or te reo Māori that reflects the cultures and experiences of life in New Zealand.
Email your writing and/or art to email@example.com and include your name, age, school and a parent or teacher’s name and contact details.
We will be back in touch with you within four weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if your work has been accepted for publication. We can’t wait to hear from you.
Pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 10
Send us your work and become a published writer or artist.Make a submission
Access the Story Search archive.Download the resources
Encourage submissions in your class or library.Download the poster
Be inspired by the creativity of Toitoi alumni. Click the link below to check out their exciting projects.Toitoi Alumni
Check out the writers and artists behind the amazing work published in Toitoi.Toitoi Hall of Fame
Submissions for the June 2024 School Journals are now open!
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.
Deadline: September 22, 2023
Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2023 have now closed.
This is 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.
E tuhi, e te kaituhi, tuhia ki runga, tuhia ki raro, tuhia te here tangata! Tukuna mai ā koutou tuhinga! E tuhi kia kaha ai te reo Māori!Tukuna mai
Keep track of Toitoi submission deadlines for 2023 and 2024.Download the resource