Te Papa Tupu Writing Incubator
Te Papa Tupu Writing Incubator is an incubator programme that enlists six writers to work on their manuscript for six months. Fledgling Māori writers are asked to submit an example of writing or a draft manuscript that they would like to work on for the duration of the incubator.
During the incubator, writers work from home and submit work on a monthly basis to their mentor who will give advice on the direction of their manuscripts. Writers also post their thoughts through online journal posts.
So far, five authors from the incubator have had their manuscripts published. Congratulations to:
Jacquie McRae – The Scent of Apples
Mark Sweet – Zhu Mao
Fred Te Maro – Tūtewehi
Whiti Hereaka – Bugs
Tihema Baker – Watched
Te Papa Tupu is made possible with sponsorship from Te Waka Toi, Te Puni Kōkiri, and help from Huia Publishers.