An Adventure In Short Fiction
The Optimist
Found In Translation
Small Craft


AT THE BAY | I TE KOKORU provides a platform for Aotearoa New Zealand writers of the short form, from short stories to hybrid, from creative nonfiction small stories to translations and translingual work, from flash fiction to micro.

We are developing this resource for short story writers of Aotearoa, with online quarterly contents, a book series and a growing Index of writers, journals and competitions.

The online publication includes:

An Adventure in Short Fiction
Our quarterly online publication, with short story, creative nonfiction and hybrid writing. You can submit your work for our online quarterly at the Submissions page. For flash fiction, we are affiliated with the journal Flash Frontier and will link to it quarterly as well. You can submit your flash fictions directly to the Flash Frontier site, here.

The Optimist
Spotlights on emerging voices from all across Aotearoa. Here you will find audio contents as well – we love hearing new voices sing out! Each quarter, we’ll highlight new writers whose work is published online.

Found in Translation
Work representing languages of Aotearoa – on the page and with audio. We encourage audio content so readers can also listen to your languages. If you have translated or transliteral writing that you’d like to share, you can contact us at

Small Craft
A column for craft discussions and advice. This is a space for sharing insights and offering experience around the concepts and mechanics of writing, from longer short stories down to the micro. If you have an idea for a Small Craft piece of writing, you may submit it to the Submissions page or contact us at

Our Index  includes short form writers in Aotearoa, plus publications and competitions for short form writing. We love the excitement around short form writing that we see in our small country – and we want to share as many resources as possible, so readers who are keen to know more about our vibrant small form culture can find it easily.

This is a living, growing resource; please contact us if you have suggestions to add.

In partnership with Ad Hoc Fiction, we are pleased to introduce our new At the Bay | I te Kokoru publishing imprint. The first book is the forthcoming anthology of micros, Te Moana o Reo | Sea of Languages. Watch this space!

In 2023, we are hosting three competitions for publishing new single-author collections under our At the Bay | I te Kokoru imprint. See the Competitions page for details – and submit your manuscript!

NZ journals with short form writing:

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.