About us

Publishing socially conscious poetry & prose since 2016.


Established in 2016, PALOMA PRESS is a San Francisco Bay Area-based, Filipino American women-led, independent literary press publishing poetry, prose, and limited edition books. We, at Paloma Press, believe in the power of the literary arts, how it can create empathy, bridge divides, change the world. We actively engage in “bayanihan”—a term which encompasses community strengthening and cooperation, and nourishing connections and shared identities. To this end, we have released fundraising books, and continue to donate a portion of our proceeds to nonprofits committed to working for racial justice, animal rights, marginalized communities, and climate change.

Online imprint



“Fil-Am publishing house releases short story and poetry collections,” Philippine Daily Inquirer (April 2020)
“State of the Art #1: Aileen Cassinetto,” The Nonconformist Literary Magazine (November 2019)
“Interview with Aileen Cassinetto, Publisher,” Entropy Magazine (February 2018)
“Fil-Am poets meet on a Litcrawl,” Manila Standard (October 2017)

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are currently unable to accept unsolicited manuscript submissions. Thank you for your understanding.

Here you will find encounters between profoundly different cultures, the authors working their way through threads of humanity or animality and mythology like fibers twisted in varied textures and hues throughout a shawl. What, in this human condition, is worthwhile?

Dr. Jean Vengua