Escalator Press is an imprint set up by the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme, and publishes work by new and established writers associated with Whitireia.

The Writing Programme, founded in 1993, is a major contributor to New Zealand writing, with more than 220 publications from graduates as diverse as Alison Wong, Tusiata Avia and Mandy Hager.

With production and marketing by the Whitireia Publishing Programme – New Zealand’s highly regarded training course for the publishing industry – Escalator Press is built on traditional publishing values, whether in print or digital media, while developing its own distinctive model.


Escalator Press would love to accept work from everyone but we just can’t. Please don’t send us your manuscripts. Publication is by invitation, but if you’re a graduate or past tutor of the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme we’re happy to receive enquiries from you.