Our Mission

Heartspark Press is a collectively-run printing press that exclusively publishes the literature and oral history of transgender women and (C)AMAB non-binary people. Our primary mission is to center the voices of transgender girls, transgender women, agender, non-binary, and assigned-male-at-birth trans people. We believe that our stories matter and that full representation across class, race, and disability is key to the objective of our organization.

The central tenet of Heartspark Press is accessibility; everyone will have free access to download and/or listen to a wide variety of digital stories. All books on our website are available as downloadable PDFs and eBooks via a pay-what-you-can model, and they are also offered in print. We run an oral history archive of stories available to stream at no charge at heartspark.bandcamp.com.

In October 2016, Heartspark Press released its first children’s book, The Girl from the Stars. Our next release is “Resilience,” an anthology of over thirty (C)AMAB trans writers from across the North American continent. It is slated for release on October 21, 2017.

We invite you to learn more about the collective. Click here to read and meet some of our organizers