Next deadline is June 30, 2023

Send us your work for Toitoi 33 and become a published writer or artist.

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Toitoi Story Search

Write a story or poem inspired by Delilah Wake-Willers' fantastic illustration published in Toitoi 31!

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Calling all young Kiwi creatives!

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Hall of Fame

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

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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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Elsie Locke Writing Prize

Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2023 are now open!

Deadline: June 30, 2023

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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

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Artist credits (left to right and down): Moving On, Toitoi 2, pictures by Meg Marshall, age 9; Christmas Kiwi, Toitoi 29, Christian Lobb, age 11; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; Waterslide, Toitoi 28, pictures by Christian Lobb, age 11; Enzo the Cat, pictures by Monica Koster; Baking Comfort, Toitoi 26, pictures by Maite Calla Moret, age 12.