This is a terrific place for young writers and artists to send work – Primary School and Intermediate ages!
Check out the latest issue so you feel inspired to send in work to the next one. Or get invited to illustrate!
I think the cover is magnificent!
We are delighted to introduce Toitoi 8! Congratulations to 10-year-old Isabella Lee on her fantastic cover illustration. Check out more of her work in the story “Can Kiwis Fly?” by Frederieke Beekmans, age 11, on page 60.
Get your copy of the journal at here.
You can go Toitoi website here
Submissions for next issue close on September 23, 2016
You can submit writing but you can also send in sample illustrations if you would like to illustrate a poem or story by someone else.
It is open to children aged 5 to 13.
The editors especially like: poems and stories that reflect culture and experience in New Zealand.
The very lovely Alice at Port Chalmers showed me this journal. Some of her students have work in it.
Then the editor sent me a copy! It is really really good. You can send in sample drawings to see if you can illustrate poems or stories by other children. You can send in poems and stories.
I was so delighted to see Monica from (I know her from Christchurch) had done the cover drawing.
This is where you can go to check out submission details.
This seems like a great thing to work on over the summer. I think the poems in the first issue are wonderful. Congratulations!
Toitoi 2 is already in the pipeline but
Submissions close for Toitoi on Friday, February 19, 2016.