We receive a high volume of unsolicited manuscripts, and very few manuscripts are selected for publication.

If you are a new or emerging author, we suggest several opportunities for development and publication through our association with the Māori Literature Trust and Storylines Trust.

If you are a current HUIA author, individual or organisation with whom we have a pre-existing relationship, please contact our Publishing Manager directly about new material you'd like to pitch. 

Please be aware our 2022 programme of work is full. Any new material will be considered for publication in 2023 onwards.

The Assessment Process

Once we have received your manuscript, we will send you an acknowledgement of receipt. We receive a high volume of submissions, and it can take up to three months to assess.

If your manuscript is accepted, congratulations! We will be in touch and send you a draft contract. At this stage, we will also send you a document detailing our publishing process and how we will work with you.

If your manuscript is declined, you will be informed by email. Unfortunately, we are unable to give critical commentary on manuscripts that we receive, so your email will not include detailed feedback. We do appreciate your understanding about this.

For all enquiries about submitted manuscripts, please email

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