Versions writing project – submissions open 1 March

Once again, in 2024, the City Library’s Versions writing project is go. The fifth in the series, Versions Tuarima will collect community creativity, giving anyone an opportunity to see their work in print. Use the prompt to get started with writing a story, poem or play, or write a piece of music or create some visual art. The idea is to explore creativity.

This year’s prompt is “whenua/earth”. Make of that what you will. You can use it extensively, or as a jumping off point, or go your own way completely.

How to format your submission:

  • As a .doc, .docx or .rtf file
  • Name and contact details at the top of the manuscript.
  • Double spacing, with paragraphs indented and no space between paragraphs.
  • Italics as Italics and bold as bold.

See here: for a good formal overview:

When submitting, please include a brief biography of around 50 words.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about that, at

Submissions open on 1st of March and the deadline is 31st July. We’ll publish a physical book as well as an ebook in October. We’re planning on running a couple of workshops to help you along the way – keep an eye on our What’s On page. Submissions and questions can be sent to

Let your creative muse soar!