The Maori Literature Trust is looking for six Maori writers who are serious about creating a best-seller.
Chair Robyn Bargh says the trust will pay them a living allowance for six months and provide mentors to critique their work weekly.
She says the initiative is a way to address the under-representation of Maori work on the bookshelves.
Ms Bargh told Waatea News there’s an interesting cross cultural dimension that’s not being explored in New Zealand.
Applicants for need to submit a finished piece or working manuscript of more than 5000 words by mid-May.
Many thanks to Radio NZ for this panui.