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Impacting the Community: Jacar Press

Jacar Press defines themselves as a “Community-Active Literary Press.” This clearly defined purpose influences all their decisions, from which authors to publish to where the proceeds go. For example, their newest title, Yes, We Be¬†by Patrick Howell, is an “integrated-design poetry book that connects with the Black Arts Movement, Harlem Renaissance, and Afro-Futurism. Proceeds will […]

Grateful Steps Expands Interfaith Dialogue, One Conversation at a Time

Many of the world’s great religious traditions urge us to be mindful, to focus on the present moment, and to fill our hearts with gratitude. It is this charge, to take things “one step at a time,” that drives the mission of the¬†Grateful Steps Foundation. Based in Asheville, Grateful Steps is a non-profit publisher of […]

BLF Press Showcases Women of Color

Sometimes, when the mission is clear and the heart is aligned with that mission, recognition and success come quick. BLF Press, based in Clayton, published their first collection in 2016. Dedicated to “amplifying the work of women of color” and providing a a space for “forward thinking, creative women of exceptional talent,” their titles have […]

Support for Underrepresented Voices: Backbone Press

Last year on our blog, we highlighted one literary magazine each week. The response was so positive, we decided to continue with a variation on a theme. In 2018, the focus will be on publishers: the small presses, hybrid companies, and purveyors of quality handbound titles we’ve grown to love and that are cultivated right […]

Grants for Non-Profit Publishers

Non-profit publishers have more freedom than commercial houses; they can publish books because they deem them worthy in some way, without quite as much concern for the bottomline (although they each watch their bottomline very, very carefully). One of the challenges, of course, is that just because a book is worthy of publication doesn’t mean […]