Cardinal Moon Press

Welcome to Cardinal Moon Press
where Literary PR & publishing ARE done right

PR & Book publishing for
the modern writer


As a PR Agency for Established Authors of poetry and non-fiction & a traditional publisher flipping the current paradigm on its head,
we believe the following:

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We are for the writers and support what they want to write & talk about, not what the “market” deems popular

We want the ideas that make our authors stay awake at night to become the books they write and the interviews they give

As a PR Agency we want authors to feel supported and seen (and represented in the marketplace in new and bold ways)

We create PR campaigns that are innovative and fresh. Every book gets personalized attention, every author is treated like an individual, every campaign is curated specifically to the work

As a publisher, we will make the market work for the writer, not the other way around (and if we can’t achieve this, we shouldn’t be publishing books)

Current PR Campaigns


by Tina Chang

Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets
by Ayaz Pirani


We are inclusive, intersectional, and are always looking for voices from a vast array of experiences and backgrounds in poetry and non-fiction

These are the writers we represent and promote.

These are the writers that become our authors.


We are for the readers

For you picking up a book and curling up on a couch,
our authors are for you

For you standing at the kitchen counter, ignoring the boiling water for dinner as you finish the last chapter,
our authors are for you

For you sneaking in “just 5 more minutes” on Audible before class or in the pick up line or before work,
our authors are for you

For you getting lost in the words on your lunch hour and forgetting about your 1:15pm meeting,
our authors are for you

For you spending time wandering the aisles of your favorite bookstore and library, running your fingertips over spines, searching,
our authors are for you

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We love quality & make beautiful books for you to hold in your hands

Not only for reading but for admiring (You know you love a good cover!)

We work with the best authors, editors and designers to bring you a quality book (inside and out) that you will hold dear for years and years

Quality is priceless - we want books to feel like the art that they are


We are as eco-friendly as possible

We consistently look into ways to publish and distribute that are better for the environment and don’t cause more damage to this here home we circle the cosmos on. This includes:

Making a commitment to creating books using both pre- and post-consumer recycled paper with an aim to be at 100% post-consumer recycled paper in the (near) future

Partnering with printers who value & prioritize the environment as much as we do

Using digital editing & proofing as well as digital author contracts to cut down on paper use

Careful forecasting for printed books & sustainable production of paper, inks, finishes & packing and shipping

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Contact Cardinal Moon Press

Are you a podcast producer, book club organizer, editor, or independent book store looking to connect with a currently represented author? Contact Licia Morelli at

Are you an Author needing press representation for your book? We are currently accepting campaign inquiries for poetry and non-fiction.

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*We are currently booked for our publication queries and will open up calls for manuscripts again soon.

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Licia Morelli is an award winning and best selling author and is the author of The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation and Darn Tough: A Story of Grit and Grace (forthcoming in 2020) published through Tilbury House Publishers.

Licia has been featured in The Boston Globe, Publisher's Weekly, The Rumpus, elephant journal and more. She is also a poet and prose writer working on her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and has worked as an editorial director in the online marketing industry for over 10 years. Licia recently opened Cardinal Moon Press to help established authors create visibility for their books and to publish poetry and creative non-fiction books that the world needs to read. Licia believes more people should trust their intuition and eat chocolate chip cookies (both things she credits to good writing).