Writers and editors
Learning Media is proud to have published great writers such as Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, and Janet Frame. But every writer needs a starting point, and Learning Media could be yours. This is a space for our community of writers and editors to celebrate and debate the written word.
We’re excited about good writing and how it can make a difference to literacy and learning. We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit their work to us: we support and nurture our newest voices alongside our best known ones. We also contract experienced editors.
Our contributor profiles are first-hand accounts of how writers came to work for Learning Media. For a writer, there’s no such thing as a typical CV. These profiles capture some of New Zealand’s most esteemed writers, such as Janice Marriott and Gregory O’Brien, as well as promising new voices such as Philippa Werry and André Ngāpō.
We’ve provided detailed guidelines that are specific to each series we publish. If you're keen to write for us, read about the kinds of work we’re looking for and the best way to submit your manuscript or your ideas.
The Elsie Locke Writing Prize
Hundreds of students have taken advantage of this great opportunity to become a published author – and be paid for their work! Make sure your students take part, too.
Find out more here.
He Pātaka Kōrero: News for Contributors
Twice a year we send an e-newsletter to all our contributors. If you'd like to be added to the circulation list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our last two newsletters here:
Submission guidelines for writers
We accept story or article submissions for materials we publish on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
Our submission guidelines include advice for submitting a manuscript, tips for amateur photographers, and specific information about some of the series we publish.
Frequently asked questions
Keen to work for us? Got a question? Check out our frequently asked questions first.