Aunt Lute Books
Aunt Lute Books is a multicultural feminist press whose mission is to "publish literature by women whose voices have been traditionally under-represented in mainstream and small press publishing" and "distribute literature that expresses the true complexity of women’s lives and the possibilities for personal and social change." The publisher has a stated aim to embrace the opportunity to work with and support first-time authors.
Aunt Lute merged with another feminist publisher, Spinsters Ink in 1986, and the two organizations published jointly for several years in San Francisco under the name Spinsters/Aunt Lute. In 1990 the Aunt Lute Foundation was established as a non profit publishing program, and in 1992, Spinsters Ink was purchased by lesbian feminist philanthropist Joan Drury and moved to Minneapolis.
Aunt Lute continues to operate independently as a nonprofit to the present day.
Aunt Lute has published a number of high profile feminist and lesbian authors, including Audre Lorde (The Cancer Journals), Gloria Anzaldúa (Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza), Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, LeAnne Howe (Shell Shaker, winner of the 2002 Before Columbus American Book Award and Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story), Alice Walker, and Paula Gunn Allen.
Call Me Woman, the autobiography of South African activist Ellen Kuzwayo, Radmila Manojlovic Zarkovic's anthology, I Remember: Writings by Bosnian Women Refugees, and Cherry Muhanji's Lambda Award winning novel Her are all been published by Aunt Lute. Other Aunt Lute titles include the first U.S. collection of Filipina/Filipina American women writers and the first collection of Southeast Asian women writers, as well as a number of translated texts.
- About Aunt Lute
- Hoshino, Edith S. Feminist Publishing, in International Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia editors: Philip G. Altbach & Edith S. Hoshino, 1995, Routledge ISBN 1-884964-16-8, p134
- Press Release: Spinsters Ink’s Legacy to Live On, March 1, 2005 quoted 
- Young, Stacey. Changing the Wor(l)d: Discourse, Politics and the Feminist Movement, Routledge, 1996, ISBN 0-415-91376-4, p44
- Aunt Lute Catalog - All Titles
- Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers
- Our Feet Walk the Sky: Women of the South Asian Diaspora
- UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, The California Feminist Presses Collection, 2004