Our Mission Statement

Damask is an independent press located in Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Chicago. We produce hand-made chapbooks and broadsides in small batches. We favor a spare design aesthetic and experimental verse. We have published (or will publish) titles by Jacob Russell, Paul Siegell, Ariana Nadia Nash, and Toby Altman.

Damask was founded and is staffed by Toby Altman and Liana Katz, both avid readers and writers with a shared love of the city of Damascus. Our website was graciously designed by Henry Linder and our logo by Allegra Fisher.


Damask is currently accepting submissions by solicitation only. We will open submissions for a month-long period later in the year.

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