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 by and for young people in Āotearoa 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

2022 subscriptions to WRITE ON Magazine are now available at the following annual rates:

  • Single copy each of Issue 58 and 59:  $16.00

  • Class sets of 10 copies each of Issue 58 and 59: $140.00

  • Class sets of 30 copies each of Issue 58 and 59: $300.00

  • School/Library sets of 50 copies (both issues): $500.00


Issues 56 and 57 can be ordered singly now for $8.00 a copy with specials available for multiple copies

Previous ISSUES:

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

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* prices listed above are GST inclusive

* postage and packaging costs apply.



write on magazine offers writing competitions in every ISSUE

View the next competition and learn about the competition guidelines.




 submissions for Issue 58 OpEN NOW

CLOSE On APRIL 14th ( end of Term 1,  2022)


Email your writing as WORD or PDF document attached to your email. Please also include a full postal address in the body of the email so we can post you a free copy i​​f your work is published Don't forget to put your Name, School, Year level 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. 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 Please only send previously unpublished work (it is okay to send it to us if it has only been in your school newsletter).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 writing you give Write On permission to edit your piece and to publish it in the magazine and/or on our website. We will let you know if there are any major edits. 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. Note to teachers submitting a class set of writing: We are unlikely to publish more than one or two pieces of writing that follow the same set formula. Please be selective or send us a variety of pieces from your young writers.



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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