Toitoi Story Search

Write a story or poem inspired by Monty McGee's fantastic artwork published in Toitoi 28.

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Toitoi and 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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Bonus Activities

Check out the latest bonus activity, inspired by all the ocean-themed pieces from Toitoi 28.

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Calling all young Kiwi creatives!

Encourage submissions in your class or library.

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Next deadline is September 30, 2022

Send us your work for Toitoi 30 and become a published writer or artist.

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Elsie Locke Writing Prize

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.

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Hall of Fame

Check out the writers and artists behind the amazing work published in Toitoi.

Toitoi Hall of Fame

Toitoi Publishing Schedule

Keep track of Toitoi submission deadlines for 2022.

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Artist credits (left to right and down): Tuatara, Toitoi 27, pictures by Emily Cronwright, age 11; Moving On, Toitoi 2, pictures by Meg Marshall, age 9; Leaves, Toitoi 27, pictures by Coco-Inez Penn, age 11; Exploding Cheese, Toitoi 16, pictures by Saskia Barton-Mune, age 11; Dinosaurs, Toitoi 15, pictures by Louis Nguyen, age 6.