Founded in 2002, Noemi Press is a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization dedicated to publishing and promoting the work of emerging and established authors and artists.
Noemi Press relies on the support of those who believe in the future of literature. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.
Noemi Press strives to introduce voices that might otherwise be marginalized by mainstream presses to a broader audience. Noemi provides writers with support and guidance through extensive editorial collaboration. We have been a historically brown and queer press since our founding in 2002.
Meet Our Team
Suzi F. Garcia
Suzi F. Garcia is the author of A Homegrown Fairytale (Bone Bouquet, 2020), and, along with José Olivarez, is a Poetry Editor for Haymarket Books. In addition, Suzi recently served as a Guest Editor for Poetry magazine.
Suzi is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, and she participated in the first ever Poetry Incubator at the Poetry Foundation. She has served as a CantoMundo Steering Committee member, CantoMundo regional director, and a board member for the Latinx Caucus.
Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming from the Offing, Vinyl, Fence Magazine, and more. She has presented at PCA/ACA, AWP, and Console-ing Passions, among other national conferences. Find her at www.suzifgarcia.com or on Twitter at @SuziG.
Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize. He is a 2022 Whiting winner, 2021 American Book Award winner, a 2020 Poets & Writers debut poet and a 2020 Southwest Book Award winner. His collection was named a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry, the PEN America / Jean Stein Book Award, the California Book Award, the LA Times Book Award in Poetry, as well as longlisted for The Believer Magazine 2020 Editor’s Award in Poetry.
A CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California, Anthony has lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. Anthony co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as co-edited and co-translated Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi, 2022). He is a MFA-Creative Writing graduate from Fresno State, where he collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference. He currently serves as a poetry editor for Omnidawn and is currently visiting faculty for the Low Residency MFA Program at Randolph College.
Sarah Gzemski is a poet. She is the executive director of Noemi Press and the financial coordinator at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is an editor and book designer living and working in Tucson, AZ, the ancestral and current home of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui people. Her current manuscript about growing up an evangelical pastor’s daughter grapples with fundamentalism’s effects on her girlhood/womanhood and confronts its nationalist rhetoric and roots. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Bone Bouquet, Four Chambers, and Cartridge Lit, among others.
Diana Arterian is the author of the poetry collection Playing Monster :: Seiche, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was the Editors’ Selection for the 1913 First Book Prize. She also penned the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse), and co-edited Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet). Her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Millay Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo. Diana’s poetry, nonfiction, criticism, conversations, and translations have been featured in BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR, The New York Times Book Review, and The Poetry Foundation website, among others, and she curates and writes “The Annotated Nightstand” column at LitHub. Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and she splits her time between Cambridge and Los Angeles.
Emily Kiernan is the author of a novel, Great Divide (Unsolicited Press, 2014). She writes about islands, vaudeville, implacable but unjustified feelings of abandonment, The West, and places that aren’t the way she remembered them. Her short fiction has appeared in Pank, The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, decomP, The Good Men Project, Dark Sky, Redivider, JMWW, and other journals. She resides in Berkeley, California with her man and her dog. More information can be found at emilykiernan.com.
John Darcy is an army veteran from Madison, Wisconsin. His work can be found in Wrath-Bearing Tree, Conjunctions 75 & 77, and forthcoming in The Masters Review Volume X: The Best Stories by Emerging Writers, among others. Before joining Noemi, he worked as a prose editor at the minnesota review and a guest editor of The New River, a magazine of digital literature, both of which are run out of Virginia Tech. He lives in Los Angeles.John Darcy is an army veteran from Madison, Wisconsin. His work can be found in Wrath-Bearing Tree, Conjunctions 75 & 77, and forthcoming in The Masters Review Volume X: The Best Stories by Emerging Writers, among others. Before joining Noemi, he worked as a prose editor at the minnesota review and a guest editor of The New River, a magazine of digital literature, both of which are run out of Virginia Tech. He lives in Los Angeles.
Carmen Giménez is the author of eight books, including Be Recorder, a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry; Milk and Filth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry; Goodbye, Flicker, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; and Bring Down the Little Birds, winner of the American Book Award. The recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches at Bennington College and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Tech.
Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks and Avatar. His stories and essays have been noted in Best American Nonrequired Reading and Best American Essays, adapted for stage and radio, and translated into several languages. Lavender-Smith’s writing has been praised in Bookforum, The Guardian, Harper’s, The Irish Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Vice, and other national and international media outlets. He has recently served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, the Heinz Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. He is a member of the Creative Writing Studies Organization’s Board of Directors, the president of Phi Beta Kappa’s Mu of Virginia Chapter, and an assistant professor at Virginia Tech.
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Noemi is the name of a relative of our founder Carmen Giménez.
Yes, Noemi Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization as classified by the IRS.
Noemi Press is based in the United States in various locations where our editors work and live. We are incorporated in Arizona, and our shipping location is Blacksburg, Virginia.
We are a fully independent press with full control over our editorial, budgetary, and other decisions. We currently have a partnership with Virginia Tech University to house our books. We also contribute to an undergraduate internship class on small press editing and publishing and work with student interns to mail our books.
No, we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. We accept books through our contest, which runs January through May each year, with the winner announced in early Fall. We often accept books in addition to the winning manuscript. About half of the books we publish have come from our contest. We also solicit manuscripts in accordance with our mission and values.
We have decided to focus on our poetry contest so we can best serve our authors and in accordance with our current strategic plan.