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

14 Stories
14 Stories
13 Stories

Recent Posts

Robot Women
nz trees 1 1384652
Extras: Jenni Mazaraki and Lucy Zhang In Conversation
Generic Glitter
Figuring it out

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 currently open to submissions, 8 November 2021 - 31 January 2022. Please note that this will be a special issue dedicated to nonfiction. Writers are strongly encouraged to read the submission guidelines carefully before submitting work.

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