In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
Rachel Carson

Headland is a digital publication featuring the best short stories and creative nonfiction from New Zealand and around the world. We offer aspiring writers a platform for publication alongside more established authors, and award an annual cash prize for the best story published.

Issue 14 is available now for purchase. Currently we are not accepting new submissions but further announcements about reading periods are expected shortly Please read our submission Guidelines for details on all submission types.

Writers, readers, friends, family and champions of the arts are also invited to help us build this beautiful Headland by purchasing the journal or by donating to our operational costs.