2Leaf Press launches this fall with two very important works: Jesús Papoleto Meléndez’ ¡Hey Yo / Yo Soy!, 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, The collected works of Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, VOLUME NO. 1; and Shirley Bradley LeFLore’s Brassbones & Rainbows, celebrating 50 years of literary excellence. We recently added first-time authors Lorraine Miller Nuzzo and Kevin Tobar Pesántez, and we will be announcing a few more surprises in the months to come.
We’re committed to publishing literary works, specifically poetry, memoir, narratives, and non-fiction; anthologies and collections of essays and short stories; and novels and historical works as they pertain to literature, by both emerging and established writers.
Since we’re living in a digital world, we’re taking full advantage of the technology at hand. We’re publishing using print-on-demand technology, and releasing our books on Kindle, iPad and other e-Book outlets. Utilizing both digital brick and mortar distribution, we will be promoting our writers as much as possible through public readings, forums, panels, lectures, workshops, festivals, competitions, and awards. This is what makes us unique.
2Leaf Press is an imprint owned and operated by the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. Our mission is to publish books of passion and purpose that also celebrate the authentic voices of multicultural writers, because we recognize the need for writers to breathe on their own without suffocating the premise of multicultural literature to death. Oh, by the way, we consider all writers multicultural.
2Leaf Press is strongly attached to its home in New York City, its native language and landscape, and its vast richness of cultures, so we consider ourselves “local internationalists,” committed to bringing readers an eclectic mixture of multicultural writers.
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And so it begins: the launch of 2Leaf Press!