Pavlova Press is an independent publishing company run by Kathy Derrick and Jac Jenkins, 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. Information about submissions can be found on our submissions page.
Kathy Derrick and Jac Jenkins grew up on a dairy farm near Maungatapere, New Zealand. They both now live in the Far North. Kathy trained and worked as an engineer, and Jac abandoned an early career in animal science to become a librarian, before they both turned to writing. They graduated with Masters degrees in creative writing within 12 months of each other and their work has appeared in various periodicals, anthologies, blogs and websites. Scoria: Short prose from the cinder cone is their and Pavlova Press’s first collection.
Kathy has studied publishing and has taught ebook, traditional and indie publishing to students in workshops and online. She has been the event coordinator for the NorthWrite workshop and conference programme since its inception in 2012 and is well used to managing projects and solving problems. Jac has instigated, administered and participated in several writing critique groups, has been a poetry mentor, and is particularly curious about new writing styles. She brings a fresh eye to the table. Both have strong organisational skills and are looking forward to managing Pavlova Press publications.