Headwaters is UNC Asheville’s Literary and Creative Arts Magazine. All UNC Asheville students are invited to submit original creative work to the magazine.


We are no longer receiving submissions for our 2023 spring issue. But please submit your creative work (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and photography) during the next academic year when our submission window opens again in Fall 2023.

Headwaters Production:

The Department of English offers a four-credit course during the spring semester that focuses on the creation, publication, and distribution of Headwaters. Students will cultivate skills in editorial selection, production and design, distribution, and promotion, preparing them for future opportunities in publishing, editorial, and advertising careers.

For more information, email the magazine at headwaters@unca.edu or contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Evan Gurney (egurney@unca.edu).