Our Writers

Monique-Adelle Callahan D, a winner of our New Voices competition, performs her poetry in Boston, MA.

Our writers have presented their work throughout the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and the United Kingdom.

We do not ask our writers to pre-sell copies.  We send out review copies, enter our poets' books in award competitions, work hard to arrange readings and workshop opportunities for those we publish. We believe writers should spend their time writing, not marketing.


  • Enter our annual Chapbook, Full-length and New Voices contests.
  • Submit to our award-winning magazine, One.
  • Books you've published with another literary press are eligible for the annual $500 Julie Suk Award.


Submit Your Work


As a Community Active press, proceeds from our book sales go to support progressive individuals and groups working  for change in their communities.  This photo shows a  reading from Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, edited by Tony Medina, at Potter's House in Washington D.C.

Jacar Press is a Community-Active Press. Proceeds from all sales of Resisting Arrest went to provide college scholarships to young women in D.C. and Atlanta.We also provide free workshops to under-served communities, including survivors of sexual assault and women in prison.

In our Community-Active role, we have purchased theater tickets for LGBTQ teens, donated books to summer teen programs,and paid fees for young activists to attend leadership training workshops and made direct donations to progressive groups.

Recent direct donations have been made to:

A Gathering of Tribes
American Civil Liberty Union
Black Art Futures Fund
Black Lives Matter
Boston Immigration Justice
Accompaniment Network
Canary Coalition
Childrens Justice
Camp(Highlander Center)
Dakota Access Pipeline Fund
Doctors Without Borders
Durham Literacy Council
EDWINS Leadership &
Restaurant Institute
Environmental Defense Fund

First Nations Development Institute
Freedom House
Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland
National Immigration Law Center
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Planned Parenthood
Poets House
Raleigh PACT(Police Accountability Community Task Force)
Song(LGBTQ and prisoner activism)
Syrian Refugee Relief
Tampire Task Force
The Trevor Project
Watershed Assoc. of the Tuskasegee River
Women’s Theater Festival

Our Recent Books

Pieta front cover Pieta - Frank Paino "Pietà" stands out as a profound collection that delves into the depths of human experience, eliciting emotions that resonate on a universal scale. With poems of careful craft…
Good Morning, Unseen - Catherine Carter In Catherine Carter’s latest chapbook, the poet considers the world beyond the surface: the lives of microbes, housekeepers, and history; tendrils of magic in both blessings and curses;…
Radiant City - Jane Craven "Here the poet sings to 'the congress of spotted turtles on a log,' while 'cats track sunbeams around the house' and somewhere above us 'the swirling eye of August, silent…
Myth from the field where the fox runs with its tail on fire - Stella Reed "Myth from the field where the fox runs with its tail on fire is a book of grit, of faith, of wondrous creaturely light. In this chapbook I found a…