The Press

Partial Press was founded in 2015 on the simple belief that publishing is about making work public. We are therefore committed to the inexhaustible task of exploring how and when a work becomes public, and who or what constitutes a public. We focus on experimental modes of production and dissemination. We publish artists’ books, poetry, fiction, essays, and especially those ideas which don’t fall easily into such categories. Partial Press was conceived in Chicago, and now resides in Columbia, Missouri.


The People

Carley Gomez, co-Founder

Editor, Printer’s Devil

Carley Gomez is a writer and artist. She is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Missouri, where she is a Gus T. Ridgel Fellow. She was a 2015 Luminarts Fellow and 2016 Union League Club/Luminarts Writer in Residence. Her writing has been published in Euphony and online. Carley’s artists’ books can be found in collections including the University of Arizona Poetry Center and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection.


Levi Sherman, co-Founder

Designer and Printer, Editor’s Apprentice

Levi Sherman is an artist and designer. He received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago, where he sharpened the printing and bookbinding skills to create conventional publications and the interdisciplinary approach behind Partial Press’s more experimental efforts. His critical writing has been published in the Journal of Artists’ Books and Afterimage. His artists’ books are held in collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection and University of Wisconsin's Special Collections Library.


Find our books in the real world:

57th Street Books, Chicago, IL

RoscoeBooks, Chicago, IL

Printed Matter, New York, NY

Tiny Town Surplus, Tucson, AZ



© Partial Press, 2017