About Us

Who We Are

Alanna
Peterson

AUTHOR & PUBLISHER

Brett
Boynton

SALES & MARKETING

Rootcity Press is an independent micro-publisher located in Seattle, Washington.

Alanna Peterson founded Rootcity Press after being active in the food justice community. She believes in the power of storytelling, and in the importance of backing up her words with concrete actions. So when it came time to build a publishing business to share her writing with the world, she wanted it to reflect the values she lifts up in her novels.

As such, Rootcity Press operates on a not-for-profit model, and donates a portion of all proceeds to grassroots-based organizations focused on racial justice and food equity. Our aim is to not only bring you great stories, but to help those in our community who are doing important work. We are actively building an advisory board to help keep us accountable.

We want to contribute to meaningful social change by doing our small part to create the world we want to see.

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We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

Real Rent Duwamish

Real Rent calls on people who live and work in Seattle to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe. Though the city named for the Duwamish leader Chief Seattle thrives, the Tribe has yet to be justly compensated for their land, resources, and livelihood. You can stand in solidarity with First Peoples of this land by paying Real Rent.

Submissions

We are currently not open to unsolicited submissions, as we need to ensure that our model is sustainable before signing additional authors. 

In the meantime, we’ll be bringing you the Call of the Crow Quartet, a series of young adult thrillers written by our founder, Alanna Peterson.

Questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Just send an email to info @ rootcitypress.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.