About us


Established in 2016, PALOMA PRESS is a San Francisco Bay Area-based, Filipino American women-led, independent literary press. We are founded in the belief that the literary arts can create empathy, bridge divides, and change one’s world. At our core is kapwa, a force that strengthens communities, and nourishes connections and shared identities. Our mission is to publish poems and prose that have the power to inspire and reshape our creative futures. To this end, we have released fundraising books, and continue to donate a portion of our proceeds to nonprofits committed to working for racial and environmental justice, animal welfare, human rights, and marginalized communities. Some of our representative authors include: Ivy Alvarez, Cynthia Buiza, Robert Cowan, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Jeanne-Marie Osterman, Barbara Jane Reyes, Jacki Rigoni, Christopher X. Shade, Lara Stapleton, Leny Strobel, Eileen R. Tabios, and Jean Vengua.


There are currently no calls for submission. We will begin accepting manuscripts in 2023. Please stay tuned for more details. For questions about our catalog, please email editor [at] palomapress.org.


As of October 2022, Paloma Press is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media (IAM), a California nonprofit organization that has brought a vibrant array of accessible, affordable media and arts services for producers in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 20 years. Being fiscally sponsored will allow us to build capacity, expand our publishing operations, and launch new programs such as The Mana Creative Futures Project which will support, celebrate, mentor, and partner with culture makers in the region to help widen our understanding of what it means to reimagine all of our possibilities. We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation. Thank you for believing in our work.


Please email us for individual book orders, or Ingram for volume orders, or visit this page to check out Paloma Press books that are currently available in libraries and bookstores near you.


Inspiring and reshaping our creative futures.

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