Te Papa Tupu

Applications are now open for Te Papa Tupu 2018 for six aspiring Māori writers. 

Te Papa Tupu is a writing programme developed by the Māori Literature Trust and organised by Huia Publishers. 

Chosen writers will spend six months working alongside a mentor to develop their manuscript and improve their writing skills, all to meet the end goal of having a publishable manuscript. Writers will also receive financial support, attend workshops and a national writers festival, and become part of a writing community.

Who can apply?

  • Māori writers who live in Aotearoa and have a completed manuscript.
  • Writers of novels, short stories, children’s books, young adult books and non-fiction written in English or te reo Māori.
  • Writers who are committed to attend, learn and fulfil their dream of being published.

Applications close 30 April 2018. Apply online at www.mlt.org.nz.

Read the full media release here.