Saturday, April 30, 2016

Publishing: PALH Publishes Filipino American Fiction and Creative Non-fiction

OK, folks, I'm taking the plunge and resuming my publisher role - read on:
PALH also known as Philippine American Literary House is a small press that publishes high quality fiction and creative non-fiction by Filipino Americans and other Filipinos.
PALH's beginnings connect with PAWWA (Philippine American Women Writers and Artists), an award-winning group that supported other Filipina writers and artists and provided community service. PAWWA recognized the lack of Filipino and Filipino American books in the United States and encouraged PAWWA co-founders Cecilia Brainard and Susan Montepio to start PALH. PALH currently continues under the leadership of Cecilia Brainard with the help of an Advisory Board.

PALH's Advisory Board includes Paulino Lim, Jr., Brian Ascalon Roley,Reine Marie Bonnie Melvin, Akemi Kikumura Yano, Edmundo Litton, and Rocio Davis.
PALH's published books include:
Journey of 100 Years: Reflections on the Centennial of Philippine Independence,
Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults, and
Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults.

All titles have received excellent reviews by Booklist, School Library Journal, Amerasia Journal, and others.

PALH publishes only fiction and creative non-fiction by Filipino Americans and Filipinos. Queries can be sent to with a 2-page synopsis and the first 50 pages of the manuscript. PALH's site is PALH has blog site at

First work of fiction is Linda Ty-Casper's book -- more about this later on.

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