Established in 2016, PALOMA PRESS is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent literary press publishing poetry, prose, and limited edition books. Paloma Press believes 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 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 San Francisco Litquake Festival, 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 2018, the fundraising anthology, HUMANITY, was released in support of UNICEF’s Emergency Relief campaigns on the borders of the United States and in Syria. Paloma Press continues to donate a portion of its proceeds to non-profits committed to working for racial justice, animal rights, marginalized communities, and climate change.
“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)
Before submitting your work to Paloma Press, please consider whether your manuscript will be a good fit by checking out books we’ve published. To send a query, please email:
Aileen Cassinetto, editor[at]palomapress[dot]net