Somondoco Press is an aggressive literary publisher producing highly designed, often illustrated books of fiction and poetry from no particular schools except the school of experience. We have published both the short fiction collection and the novel. We publish both formal and open forms of poetry. (Until we turn the corner on profit, it's all free verse.) Our books are available through We are also negotiating for a distributor to better support our stable of writers and their development in the literary marketplace. We regret that for now we do not have enough staff to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Somondoco Press staff are also associated with producing the annual Sotto Voce Poetry Festival in Shepherdstown (W.Va.).

The name comes from a prehistoric town nestled on the slopes of the mountain of the same name in Colombia, where for millennia the residents have mined emeralds. Somondoco was developed by the Muiscas Indians.