kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


Kaya is generously supported by:

  • National Endowment for the Arts

    Los Angeles County Arts Commission

    City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

    Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

    USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

    Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

    USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

    Choi Chang Soo Foundation

    Stephen CuUnjieng

    Christine Alberto

    Tiffany Babb

    Manibha Banerjee

    Tom and Lily So Beischer

    Piyali Bhattacharya

    Anelise Chen

    Anita Chen

    Lisa Chen

    Floyd Cheung

    Jen Chou

    Kavita Das

    Steven Doi

    Susannah Donahue

    Jessica Eng

    Susannah Donahue

    Jessica Eng

    Sesshu Foster

    Jean Ho

    Heidi Hong

    Huy Hong

    Jayson Joseph

    Sabrina Ko

    Juliana Koo

    Whakyung Lee

    Andrew Leong

    Edward Lin

    Leza Lowitz

    Edan Lepucki

    Faisal Mohyuddin

    Nayomi Munaweera

    Abir Majumdar

    Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Sandra Noel

    Yun and Minkyung Oh

    Chez Bryan Ong

    Gene and Sabine Oishi

    Leena Pendharker

    Eming Piansay

    Amarnath Ravva

    Andrew Shih

    Paul H. Smith

    Shinae Yoon

    Monona Wali

    Patricia Wakida

    Duncan Williams

    Amelia Wu and Sachin Adarkar

    Anita Wu and James Spicer

    Koon Woon

    Mikoto Yoshida

    Nancy Yap

    Patricia and Andy Yun




“The most consistent intelligent wide-ranging committed press I know – Kaya is an example of how to turn ‘small’ books into literary arrows that shoot straight and true into the heart of our culture and (of course) ourselves.”

— Junot Díaz