kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


As Kaya Press wraps up a landmark 25th year of existence, we have been given an amazing opportunity to raise $25,000. Please help us do so by December 31st, 2019!

You might already know about Facebook’s 1:1 match on Giving Tuesday — for every dollar we raise through Facebook on December 3rd starting at 8 am ET (5 am PT!) we will get a matching dollar from Facebook. And there will be no fees charged by Facebook for your donation!

But wait! It gets even better! Thanks to a generous donation from financier, philanthropist, and Kaya Advisory Board member, Stephen CuUnjieng, we will be able to match each dollar you donate with another matching dollar! That means that for every $1 you donate, we will in effect be making $3! Any gift that’s made through Facebook to Kaya on #GivingTuesday will be TRIPLED! A $25 donation will net us $75! A $100 donation will turn into $300! What better way to pay homage to the thriftiness and fortitude of our ancestors than by squeezing each dollar until it turns into three!

This opportunity to triple your money comes thanks to an exciting joint initiative between the Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network (DVAN) and Kaya Press made possible by Stephen’s generous gift. Joining Kaya’s award-winning publishing expertise together with DVAN’s extensive artist and creative networks, this initiative will seek to present and disseminate groundbreaking voices from across the Vietnamese diaspora in range of publishing projects, including original publications, translations between English and Vietnamese, audio books, and more!  

It will also help Kaya to continue to publish ground-breaking, genre-busting books such as:

So Many Olympic Exertions by Anelise Chen, which won her the Best 5 (writers) under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation this year.

• Mimi Lok’s debut short story collection, Last of Her Name, described by NPR as “a gorgeous collection that urges us todo our best to connect to one another” and by the New York Times as “absorbing and deeply felt.” 

City of the Future by Sesshu Foster, the recipient of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Award for Best Poetry

Please don’t pass up this opportunity to make your support of Asian Diasporic arts and innovative literature thrive into the next quarter century and beyond!

Give through Facebook on Giving Tuesday (December 3rd) and help us get to our anniversary celebration goal that much faster! 

Even before and beyond Giving Tuesday — until December 31! — Stephen’s donation will mean that each dollar you give will be doubled! Donate to Kaya Press here, or become a monthly donor!

Help make this a memorable 25th anniversary for Kaya Press by getting us to $25K!

Happy Holidays!

Sunyoung Lee | Publisher

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