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Celebrating ten years of publishing
Fiction with a Chicago Connection.

For a PDF version of our catalog click here.

Allium Press of Chicago was founded in 2009 as a small, independent press.

We publish literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and young adult fiction, all with a Chicago connection.

We hope our books illuminate the rich tapestry of Chicago and its history.

We will only publish books with writing of the highest quality and produce them to meet exceptional design standards.


Our print books are available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, and Barnes&Noble.com, etc..

Our ebooks are available through Amazon, OverDrive, the iBookstore, Barnes&Noble.com, and Kobo, etc..


Emily Clark Victorson is the co-founder and publisher of Allium Press of Chicago. After receiving degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan she moved to the Chicago area, where she has lived for over thirty years. Prior to starting Allium Press, she worked as a librarian, historian, and book designer for such organizations as the Newberry Library, the Chicago History Museum, and History Works, Inc. In 2019 she was named to Newcity magazine’s “Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago.”IMG_9753 cropped

photo @ 2012 Chris Guillen