About us

Publishing socially conscious poetry & prose since 2016.


Founded by Aileen Cassinetto 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, and change one’s world. We believe in kapwa, in community strengthening and cooperation, and in 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 and environmental justice, animal welfare, human rights, and marginalized communities. We publish works that surprise as much as they inspire. 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.


We have books already scheduled for release through 2022 and are unable to accept submissions at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

To inquire about our catalog, please email editor [at] palomapress.org

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