Next deadline is September 30, 2022

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

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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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Calling all young Kiwi creatives!

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Be inspired by the creativity of Toitoi alumni. Click the link below to check out their exciting projects.

Toitoi Alumni

Kia kaha, kia kaikaha, kia auaha

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

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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Toitoi Publishing Schedule

Keep track of Toitoi submission deadlines for 2022-2023.

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Hall of Fame

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

Toitoi Hall of Fame

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Artist credits (left to right and down): Cabin in the Woods, Toitoi 28, pictures by Monty McGee, age 12; Moving On, Toitoi 2, pictures by Meg Marshall, age 9; Starfish, Toitoi 28, pictures by Sophia Wright, age 11; Waterslide, Toitoi 28, pictures by Christian Lobb, age 11; Baking Comfort, Toitoi 26, pictures by Maite Calla Moret, age 12.