Piper Mejia

Piper Mejia is an advocate for New Zealand writers and literature and is a co-founder of Young NZ Writers - a non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for young NZ writers. Her short fiction has appeared in a range of publications including BabyteethConclaveShort Cuts Track 1, and  Te Korero Ahi Ka.  A collection of her short stories, The Better Sister, will be published by Breach in 2020. As a child, Piper stayed up late laughing at horror films. As an adult, she spends a lot of time being disappointed by plot holes and yet somehow she has never lost her love for Science Fiction and Horror; two genres that continue to ask the question “What if …”


  • Fiction



Bay of Plenty





Published by online magazine Breach (Australia/NZ) 2019 issue 11

Waste not, Want not

Published by  Things in the Well Publication Trickster’s Treats #3 (2019) edited by Lee Murray and Marie O’Regan


Planned and Expected

Published by online magazine Breach (Australia/NZ) 2018 issue 9


The Sky is Falling

Published by Tauranga Writers (NZ) 2018, Bay of Plenty – a people’s history


Room enough for two

Published by SpecFic NZ (2018) Te Korero Ahi Ka


Little Fingers

Published by online magazine Breech (Australia/NZ) 2017 issue 3


There you are

Published by Tauranga Women’s Refuge (NZ) 2016 Grim Tales




Published by Paper Road Press (NZ) 2015 SHORTCUTS: Track 1 (Science fiction and fantasy stories from Aotearoa New Zealand)

The Shelver

Published by SpecFicNZ (NZ) 2015 SpecFicNZ Shorts

The Fence

Published by Leapy Sheep (NZ) 2014 Conclave. Edited by Lee Murray.


Published by Paper Road Press (NZ) 2013  Babyteeth – bite-sized terror Edited by Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts

The Better Sister and other stories

Published by Breachzine (ebook July 2020 paperback October 2020)