For Māori writers looking to take the next step. 

Te Papa Tupu is a six-month programme specifically for writers who are part way to completing a manuscript and looking to take a step forward in their journey to publishing. 

Chosen writers are partnered with a mentor to develop their manuscript and improve their writing skills, all to meet the end goal of having a publishable manuscript. Writers will attend workshops and writers festivals, become part of a writing community, and receive a stipend to cover costs.

At the end of the programme writers submit their manuscript to Huia Publishers for consideration.

‘Pairing promising writers with effective mentors is an important part of the development of our writers and Māori literature.’

Robyn Bargh, Chairperson, Māori Literature Trust