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.

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.

If you have a connection to the Whitiriea Creative Writing programme we are happy to hear from you. Please send an enquiry, not a manuscript, to escalatorpress@whitireia.ac.nz.