Write On magazine is full of poems, stories and articles by young writers aged 6–19. It’s a great read, a superb resource for teachers and a welcome addition to any school, community or family library.

Write On is the longest-running literary journal of writing for kids by kids in New Zealand. We celebrate children’s writing and provide an opportunity for publication. The magazine is published twice yearly, in Winter and Summer.



and single copy orders

2021 subscriptions to WRITE ON Magazine are now available at the following annual rates:

  • Single copy each of Issue 56 and 57:  $15.00

  • Class sets of 10 copies each of Issue 56 and 57: $100.00

  • Class sets of 30 copies each of Issue 56 and 57: $270.00

  • School/Library sets of 50 copies (two issues) $400.00

single issue purchases Will beCOME available once subscription ORDERS have been MET.

Previous ISSUES:

Issues 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 now all $5.00 a copy (or less for sets)

Issue 56 is $7.50 a copy

* prices listed above are GST inclusive

* postage and packaging costs apply.

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Issue 56: Out of this World

launches in July 2021



write on magazine offers writing competitions in every ISSUE

View the most recent competition winners, view the next competition and learn about the competition guidelines.




 submissions for Issue 56 ARE NOW OPEN

Please send your best work to us before April 16th 2021. Use the words: SUBMISSION Issue 56 in the subject line. 


Email your writing as WORD or PDF document attached to your email. Please also include a full postal address in teh body of the email so we can post you a free copy of Issue 55 i​​f your work is publsihed. Don't forget to put your Name, School, Year and email address at the top of your page. Make sure you have read over your work and checked that it is the very best it can be before you send it to us. Remember to revise and re-draft your work before submission. Ask someone you trust (e.g. a teacher or parent) to read it over and give you some feedback. Don’t be afraid to change your work to make it better. Please format your work in a normal font (Times New Roman or Arial are good choices), in black and double-spaced, size 12pt. Please only send previously unpublished work (it is okay to send it to us if it has only been in your school newsletter). No simultaneous submissions (please don’t send us work that is under consideration by another magazine or competition). By submitting your work you give Write On permission to publish your piece in the magazine and on our website. The copyright remains with you, the writer. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere, we request that Write On is acknowledged as the first publication.



Artists, we need you too! Send us an email if you would like us to consider your work as a feature artist.



We are always on the lookout for young, established writers aged 12 to 19 (writers who have had some pieces published before) to provide feature articles and book reviews. If you would like to be considered and have a great idea, please get in touch.

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