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

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Recent Posts

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How A Terrible Year Made Me A Better Writer
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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.

Our current submission period is 1 November 2020 - 19 February 2021. 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.