Welcome to Headland

"In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth." - RACHEL CARSON

Headland is an online publication featuring the best short stories and creative nonfiction from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.


Latest Issues

12 Stories
13 Stories
14 Stories

About Us

Headland is an online journal publishing quality short literary fiction and creative non-fiction. The journal gives voice to aspiring writers alongside established authors, from Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad. As readers and writers, we hope that Headland takes you places you’ll want to revisit, and offers new perspective and territory to explore.

We are now open for submissions for Issue 20—our speculative fiction issue. Send us your speculative fiction! Creative nonfiction linked to the speculative is also welcome.

Please read the submission guidelines carefully before submitting work. 

Headland is staffed by volunteers and produced in partnership with Massey University's Creative Writing programme.