Freelance has just launched a publishing programme.

We will publish two anthologies a year to which anyone throughout New Zealand can contribute. We will especially welcome contributions from our contributors and subscribers.

Introducing The Freelance Anthology Series

You are invited to submit your own story (first name only if you prefer) for two upcoming anthologies to be published by The Little Red Hen Community Press, as follows:

Home Affront: Women's Experience of Domestic Invasion.
[The Anthology Series. No. 1]
Deadline for submissions 31st July for October 2015 publication.
Popping the Cherry: New Zealanders' First Experience of Sex.
[The Anthology Series. No. 2]
Deadline for submissions 31st December for March 2016 publication.

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For further details and writer's advice sheet, please contact editor Jenny Argante: txt 022 053 or email Or send an SSAE to Freelance Anthology Series, Unit 76A Vale Street, Otumoetai, Tauranga 3110.


Freelance - Writers Helping Writers is currently open to submissions for the first two titles in the Freelance Anthology Series. The first of these, Home Affront, will be published in October 2015, the second, Popping the Cherry, in March 2016 by The Little Red Hen Community Press, Tauranga.

Please note there is no author's fee for any contribution, as the intention is to allow 'ordinary folks' to recount an experience that had significance for them and share it with the nation. All contributors will be fully acknowledged and able to buy a copy at cost. Any profits from the publication will be used to continue and hopefully expand this series.

The guidelines are as follows:

  1. Yes, it's true we would prefer entries sent as emails to, either within the body of the email or as a Word attachment (.doc or docx.) However, given the nature of this series and recognising that not all 'ordinary folk' own computers, we will accept entries by mail, typed or neatly handwritten to Freelance, Unit 76A, Vale Street, Otumoetai, Tauranga 3110.
  2. Do not send your only copy. We will not return entries, so ensure you keep a copy for yourself.
  3. By sending in your story, you agree to us publishing it without fee in the Freelance Anthology Series. Your contribution and this consent will entitle you to buy copies at cost.
  4. We will acknowledge all contributions, but not necessarily within the books themselves. Given the nature of some of the topics chosen by Freelance subscribers, you might prefer to be known by your first name only or by a pseudonym. That's OK. You know who you are - and so must we! So please be sure to add the following contact details to your submission.
  5. Please note: we are asking for true stories - sometimes known as 'human interest stories' that will, hopefully, inform, educate or amuse readers. Think carefully about how to present that story to others and whether it fits with our concept of what the content should be.
  6. We will edit stories that need it, but only lightly - mainly for GSP (Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation) and for clarity and flow. We want your voice to come through, and we are looking mainly for honest and thoughtful accounts.
  7. We encourage you to contact our editor, Jenny Argante, if you have any further queries. We very much want this anthology series to be an outstanding and worthwhile success.