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The Nasiona will publish several book-length nonfiction manuscripts (paperback and Kindle) each calendar year that align with our mission. We are primarily interested in publishing emerging authors who have yet to publish their first book, but we will also consider established authors. The following is our wish list:

  • Nonfiction poetry collection
  • Creative/narrative nonfiction collection (between 1,000 and 6,000 words per piece in the collection; 40,000-70,000 words)
  • Flash Creative Nonfiction (each piece in the collection must be under 1,000 words; 40,000-70,000 words)
  • Book-length memoir (40,000-70,000 words)

Current published titles:

Mixed, by Nicole Zelniker; foreword by Julián Esteban Torres López

Vestiges of Courage: Collected Essays, by Mireya S. Vela; foreword by Terry Wolverton

Eat The Eight: Preventing Food Allergy with Food and the Imperfect Art of Medicine, by Ron Sunog, MD

PLACES & NAMES: Poems, by Carl Boon

Marx’s Humanism and Its Limits: Why Marx Believed We Should Achieve Socialism and Communism Nonviolently, by Julián Esteban Torres López


Reporting on Colombia: Essays on Colombia’s History, Culture, Peoples, and Armed Conflict, by Julián Esteban Torres López


Forthcoming titles:

“Give Us a Smile”: Collected Essays and Interviews on Womanhood and Trauma, edited by Aïcha Martine Thiam and Julián Esteban Torres López

Blueblood: Essays & Poems, by Robin Gow

Scraps: A Life in Piecework (Collected Essays), by Rachel Laverdiere

So You Want to Get Published: An Inside Look at What It Takes, with Industry Experts, by Natalie Gasper and Julián Esteban Torres López

The definition of families is widening, whether it’s because of mixed-race relationships, interracial adoption, or numerous other factors. Today, it is important to hear from a growing population about race, their shifting identities, and what family means to them. At the heart of the issue are the mixed-race families. Many mixed-race children have had difficulties fitting in, whether with one race or the other. In mixed-race relationships, one partner may face racism, while the other may not, or else they will experience racism in different ways. Children who have been adopted into families that identify as a race that is not theirs often find that they struggle to fit in with their families as well as with people who identify as their own race. Not only are these families navigating US American culture at large, but they also must navigate their own family structures and what it means to be mixed.

Paperback: USD $15.00
Kindle: USD $7.99

About the Author

NICOLE ZELNIKER is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and an editorial researcher with The Conversation US. Her work has appeared on The Pulitzer Prizes website and in USAToday and Yes! Weekly, among other places. A creative writer as well as a journalist, Nicole has had several pieces of poetry published including “Cracks in the Sidewalk” (Quail Bell Magazine) and “Surge” (The Greenleaf Review), as well as three short stories, “Last Dance” (The Hungry Chimera), “Dress Rehearsal” (littledeathlit), and “Lucky” (Fixional). Mixed is Zelniker’s first book.

Follower her on Twitter and Instagram.


Nicole Zelniker

Praise for Mixed

Vestiges of Courage is a collection of personal essays that explores inequities and injustice. Raised between two cultures and two languages, Mireya S. Vela discusses how the systems in her family and in society worked to create an abusive environment that felt crushing, confusing, and hopeless. In her book, Ms. Vela delineates her experience of living through sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. This book is much more than a collection of experiences, though. Ms. Vela wants to know how and why abuse thrived in her family. She digs deep to understand why these things happened and how she survived.

Paperback: USD $15.00
Kindle: USD $7.99

About the Author

MIREYA S. VELA is a creative non-fiction writer and researcher in Los Angeles. In her work, Ms. Vela addresses the needs of immigrant Mexican families and the disparities they face every day. She tackles issues of inequity and how ingrained societal systems support the (ongoing) injustice that contributes to continuing poverty and abuse. Ms. Vela received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Whitter College and received her Master of Fine Arts from Antioch University in 2018. She is also a visual artist.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @mireyasvela


Mireya S. Vela

Praise for Vestiges of Courage

In 2015, after a landmark medical study proved that the early inclusion of peanut in the diet of infants prevents peanut allergy, Ron Sunog, MD, set out to develop a great first peanut food for infants. When most physicians and parents did not embrace this important new information, Dr. Sunog was determined to understand why. Eat The Eight examines how difficult it is to acquire and understand good medical evidence, the complex web of reason and emotion through which people filter medical information, and the imperative to thoughtfully temper the science of medicine with the art of medicine. Parents will learn how a healthful diet can be key to reducing their infant’s risk of developing food allergy.

Paperback: USD $15.00

Kindle: USD $7.99

About the Author

DR. RON SUNOG grew up in New York, earned his MD at Boston University’s accelerated six-year medical program, completed his Residency and Chief Residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital, and has been in pediatric practice for over thirty years. He lives near Boston with his family and has a longstanding interest in healthy eating.


Ron Sunog, MD
Ron Sunog, MD

Praise for Eat The Eight

PLACES & NAMES: Poems, by Carl Boon

The poems in Carl Boon’s debut collection, PLACES & NAMES, coalesce two kinds of history—the factual and the imagined—to produce a kind of intimacy that is greater than either fact or imagination. It is this sense of intimacy that brings the poems to life. We encounter real places sometimes—places we see on maps and highway signs—but also places that exist only in the imagination. We encounter names that are both recognizable and almost—or barely—remembered at all: Robert E. Lee next to one of a thousand men named Jackson who went to fight in Vietnam; Jorge Luis Borges next to an unknown boy from Clarita, Oklahoma, who himself would become a poet someday; a man who wishes he were Rocky Marciano hammering the heavy bag in Northeast Ohio, hungry for more than beans or soup. And suddenly it becomes clear how intimately connected in this collection these places and names are as we range from Saigon to northern Iraq; Athens, Ohio, to Libya; Ankara to Pittsburgh; and a strange, sleepy place called Pomegranate Town where someone’s infant dozes in the back of a car on a seaside highway. The people who inhabit these places seem, in a sense, to become those places, inseparable from their geographies and histories, often unable to escape, bound by memory, nostalgia, and tradition.

Paperback: USD $15.00

Kindle: USD $7.99

About the Author

CARL BOON’s poems have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines, and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad, earning him nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Award. He is currently preparing his second collection of poems, tentatively titled Ahmet Yılmaz Lives—a book that will reflect his interest in imaginative biography more fully.

Carl Boon

Praise for PLACES & NAMES