Toitoi invites young writers and artists ages 5-13 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Picture by Scarlet Connor, age 10
Write a story or poem inspired by Monty McGee's fantastic artwork published in Toitoi 28.Download the resource
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.Submission guidelines
Check out the latest bonus activity, inspired by all the ocean-themed pieces from Toitoi 28.Download the resource
Encourage submissions in your class or library.Download the poster
Send us your work for Toitoi 30 and become a published writer or artist.Make a submission
We are thrilled to announce that the Elsie Locke Writing Prize has come 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!
Check out the writers and artists behind the amazing work published in Toitoi.Toitoi Hall of Fame
Keep track of Toitoi submission deadlines for 2022.Download the resource