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

“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 thanks everyone who submitted work for the Kerikeri volume of short prose and poetry. We are currently working through submissions and will contact submitters in due course.


We are 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 2021. If you are interested please proceed to our submissions page.