Backbone Press

Please send questions, queries, and permissions to reprint copyrighted text in our chapbooks to:
Address: Backbone Press, 3710 Shannon Road, PO Box 51483, Durham, NC 27717.

Author Copies

All author copies (outside of pre-sale periods) are $5.00. This discounted rate includes shipping and any title can be purchased at this cost by any Backbone Press author. Inventory may be limited, so please inquire about large quantities via email before purchasing. When ordering please indicate the title(s) in the notation section.

Vendor Information

We are interested in distributing our titles widely and making our chapbooks reachable to as many readers has possible. Libraries, Booksellers, and Academic Institutions should contact the Publisher directly for vendor information and W9 forms via email at We accept purchases orders via email and postal mail as well as payments by phone. Please have purchasing card information and PO numbers available. Currently, we do not accept returns, so please order accordingly.

Donor Information

Our goal is to discover and support writers of color. While there are hundreds of small presses and literary journals, there continues to be a need for venues that focus on minority communities. We are a nation of diverse voices with cultural experiences, yet so many authors of color with voices of merit continue to struggle to be heard and recognized. Backbone Press is a committed non-profit organization that seeks funding from grantors, public fundraisers, and private supporters. We are small, so all donations, in any amount, are huge and helpful. All donations are used to support the operations of the press.


Illustration by Naoko Fujimoto for Backbone Press