Class sign-up

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Kiwi Author Pen Pals initiative for Term 3 of the 2023 school year!

We hope you’ve had a chance to review our website and what’s expected of you and your class, and are as passionate as we are about inspiring children and encouraging the love of literature. 

We are currently accepting expressions of interest from New Zealand primary and intermediate school classes for Years 0 to 8.

We’re excited to get this brand-new initiative up and running in New Zealand, and first we need a few details from you. Once you’ve completed and submitted the sign-up form, we will be in touch to let you know what happens next and which author or illustrator you’ll be paired with. 

Since this is our first year and we currently have no idea of final numbers, we may adjust how the programme is run so we can try to accommodate as many schools as possible. Every attempt will be made to assign one author or illustrator to every class that signs up, but, unfortunately, we can make no guarantee. 

Please note: If you are signing up more than one class in your school that’s absolutely fine. Please complete a separate form for each class. 

In the event that we have more classes than creators signed up, we may have to group together multiple classes from one school. We may also employ a waiting list system for 2023, but then prioritise for 2024 those who did not find a pen pal. 

If you feel postage costs may be an issue for your school, don’t worry. We have a plan for that so simply let us know below. We will keep this information confidential. 

Remember, the website states the expected minimum requirements from our class pen pals, but if you want to write to your author or illustrator more often or even do things like Zoom calls or competitions, with the author or illustrator’s agreement, feel free.

Kiwi Author Pen Pals is about having fun and sharing the love of literacy, of which we believe there is no limit. One thing we know for sure, authors and illustrators love to receive post from children! 

Thanks again! 


Kiwi Author Pen Pals – Class Sign-up Form

Teacher or librarian name(Required)
e.g. 4A, 6W
Class year(Required)

Please put the postal address on one line and the physical address on another.
Do you feel your class may need assistance to cover postage fees?(Required)
Can we share your class/school name on the Kiwi Author Pen Pals website as being a participating class?
For example, if you have any preference for an author or illustrator from the North Island or South Island, or working in any particular genre.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

A copy of your response will be emailed to the address that you provided.