Established in 2016, PALOMA PRESS is an independent literary press publishing poetry, prose, and limited edition books. Titles include BLUE by Wesley St. Jo & Remé Grefalda (officially launched at The Library of Congress in September 2017), and MANHATTAN: An Archaeology by Eileen R. Tabios (which debuted at the 4th Filipino American International Book Festival at the San Francisco Public Library). We have also released fundraising chapbooks such as MARAWI, in support of relief efforts in the Southern Philippines; and AFTER IRMA AFTER HARVEY, in support of hurricane-displaced animals in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
As part of the 2017 Litquake Festival in San Francisco, we proudly curated the wildly successful literary reading, “THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND,” and raised money for the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. In February 2018, exactly two years after we started Paloma, we made it to ENTROPY MAGAZINE‘s Small Press Database! Read our interview here.
We believe in the power of the literary arts, how it can create empathy, bridge divides, change the world. We are committed to publishing works that honor the writer and elevate the reader. To this end, we strive to publish the work of authors who support a particular charity (e.g., organizations that take direct action in the areas of animal welfare, medical research, environmental protection, arts advocacy, or community development). We donate a portion of our proceeds to charitable organizations properly vetted by Charity Navigator and/or CharityWatch.
Our reading period is from June 1 to June 30. We publish poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction. To submit, send no less than 30 pages of your best work, in word format with bio, to email@example.com. Please allow us 3 months to review your proposal, and please let us know as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere.