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PAPC or Philippine American Publishers Consortium

is a group of book publishers which publishes Philippine and Filipino American literature. The group's primary goal is to enhance the distribution and promotion of its published works in order to better preserve and document Philippine and Filipino American literature and culture.

The following are the members of PAPC. Please click "more" or use the menu on the right for additional information about each publishing house.

P.O. Box 31816
San Francisco, CA 94131-0816
Contact: Edwin Lozada
Email: carayan@carayanpress.com

Carayan Press is a publisher of Philippine Spanish and Philippine American books. Its titles include Poems of Erosion (Poemas de la Erosion) by Mariano Zaro, Field of Mirrors: A New Anthology of Fil-Am Writers, Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice (ed Sevilla and Llano), #30 Collantes Street by Lisa Suguitan Melnick, and others. (click for more)

282 Beech Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Contact: Leny Strobel
Email: contact@babaylan.net

The Center for Babaylan Studies (CfBS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose vision and mission is to facilitate the dissemination of Filipino Indiegenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP) as well as to create spaces for conversations about the importance and relevance of IKSP in the age of globalization. We organize conferences, symposia, retreats, workshops, and participate in community festivals and book events. (click for more)

MERITAGE PRESS (Babaylan Series)
P.O. Box 361
St. Helena, CA 94578
Contact: Eileen R. Tabios
Email: MeritagePress@aol.com

Meritage is a literary and arts press founded by Eileen R. Tabios in 2001. The press encompasses a "Babaylan Series" focused on Filipino-authored works. The press publishes poetry but is open to other genre including memoirs and visual and performing art documents. The press originally was created to publish PINOY POETICS: A Collection of Autobiographical and Critical Essays on Filipino and Filipino American Poetics, edited by Nick Carbo. PINOY POETICS reflects Meritage Press' belief that Filipino literature needs to receive more publishing attention on the global stage. (click for more)

PALH or Philippine American Literary House
P.O. Box 5099
Santa Monica, CA 90409
Contact: Cecilia Brainard
Email: palh@aol.com

PALH or Philippine American Literary House is a publisher of high quality fiction and creative non-fiction by Filipino Americans and other Filipinos.

PALH's publications include the following: 

PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc.)
P.O. Box 31928
San Francisco, CA 94131-0928

PAWA is a Northern California nonprofit arts organization and independent publisher of Filipino American literature. It has published three anthologies of Filipino American books, with the third dedicated to writings in tribute to Jose Rizal:

Davis, California
Contact: Justine Villanueva

Sawaga River Press is the publishing arm of  a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Libro Para Sa Tanan, a Literacy Project committed to publishing books that explore and celebrate children's experiences in the Filipino diaspora.

We value diversity, equity, and the right to self-represent. We aim to:
  • Create fun children's books that will encourage young minds to read;
  • Create children's books that bolster children's self-esteem and foster a sense of acceptance and belonging;
  • Publish chldren's books that will encourage children to read and learn about their cultural and ethnic roots;
  • Provide children's books that incorporate Filipino languages and dialects thereby promoting language familiarity and acquisition. (click for more)

(We'll be adding more Filipino American publishers to this directory, please check back:
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