Six talented Maori writers will be selected from the entrants to participate in a 6 month intensive writing programme. The chosen writers will be paid a basic living allowance of $385.00 per week throughout the 6 month period.
Any of the following forms of writing may be submitted to the competition:
- Short story
- Children's novel or chapter book
- Children's picture book
Each of the writers chosen will work closely with a mentor and will receive feedback about their writing on a regular basis. There is also an expectation that each winner will produce work once a month for an online journal.
The Te Papa Tupu Writing Competition 2010 is being run by the Māori Literature Trust, with the support of Creative New Zealand, Te Puni Kokiri and Huia Publishers. Entries must be received by Huia Publishers by 5pm, Friday 14 May 2010. The winners will be announced on Friday, 11 June 2010 and each must be ready to start on 20 June 2010.
- Submissions may be in either English or te reo Māori
- Submitted work should be 5,000 - 50,000 words
- Submissions may be a finished piece or a working manuscript
Entry forms and full submission details
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