Our letterpress apprenticeship and chapbook publication program are made by possible by our partnership with Ugly Duckling Presse. UDP is a Brooklyn-based, nonprofit publisher of poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts and books by artists. UDP favors emerging, international, and "forgotten" writers, with over 200 titles published to date; and their books, chapbooks, artist books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain letterpress and other handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. 

YALDA's micro-press project involves its young authors at each stage of the publishing process, from interior design to the in-house letterpress printing of covers and hand-stitched binding of the chapbooks at UDP. Our chapbooks will publish, in a limited edition of 100 copies each, on June 25, 2016.