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Aotearoa Stories

Nau mai haere mai
Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand’s short story organisation
Te wāhi mō ngā paki, te tuhi momorua me whakamātau, te pakiwaitara tere me poto.
A space for short stories, hybrid and experimental writing, flash and microfiction.

Te whakanui i te matatau o te tuhi iti – te pakiwaitara me te kōrero pono auaha.
Celebrating the art of writing small – fiction and creative nonfiction.

Te hōnore i ō tātou taonga tuku iho me ngā reo whakaputaputa.
Honouring our heritage and emerging voices.

Te toha i te maha o ngā reo o Aotearoa.
Sharing the many languages of Aotearoa.


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AT THE BAY | I TE KOKORU is a community devoted to the short form, from micro and flash fiction to short stories and creative nonfiction, from hybrid and experimental work to the novella-in-flash.

We reach across boundaries of genre and form, as well as voice, gender, language and history, to support a varied range of writers who represent the forward-thinking voices of Aotearoa.

Mansfield’s ‘At the Bay’ was published in 1922. One hundred years later, we acknowledge the importance of the short story in Aotearoa while celebrating innovative voices in our multi-cultural world.

Please see the About page to find out more about our projects and how you can get involved. 

AT THE BAY | I TE KOKORU affirms and upholds the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and acknowledges Māori as the tangata whenua and kaitiaki of Aotearoa.