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This is the home of Pavlova Press, a new independent publishing company based in Kerikeri, New Zealand. Our aim is to collaborate with writers who spare no effort to produce quality work but who have had limited success following existing publishing routes. We are currently focussing on anthologies and not yet accepting submissions for longer works. Please only send us work during submission periods and only as it relates to the anthologies we are working on.


Scoria: Short prose from the cinder cone

by Kathy Derrick and Jac Jenkins
Kerikeri launch: 5.30 pm Thursday 28 November Cherry Park House, Landing Rd.
Whangarei launch: 1.30 pm Saturday 7 December Book Inn, Kamo

“It is near noon in the orchard and small passions of petals are bursting spring into the air.
Or perhaps it’s mid-afternoon …”

What happens when two sisters, who grew up under a cinder cone mountain, put their writing talents together? The answer is Scoria—a compilation of short prose pieces that explore the scoriac “small bubbles and glassy fragments” of life.

Two clever sisters … construct brief, extremely pithy fables concerning separation and regeneration. Their joint imaginations run amok in this conjuring trick of a collection—at times wicked bitch brutal, at other times fairy modmother magical. But always superbly crafted nuggets of hypnogogia. He pukapuka iti rawa.
Vaughan Rapatahana


A collection of Kerikeri-centred short prose and poems

Pavlova Press is calling for submissions of poetry and short prose (fiction or non-fiction, historical or contemporary) about Kerikeri past, present and future. Submissions are open to anyone who has a connection to Kerikeri.  You do not need to consider yourself a poet or writer to enter. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 December 2019. If you are interested please proceed to our submissions page.

Pavlova

We are also calling for submissions of images, poetry and short prose (fiction or non-fiction) focussing on our nation’s relationship with pavlova. Submissions are open.  The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 March 2020. If you are interested please proceed to our submissions page.