Pressed Clover Books is dedicated to finding and uplifting new voices, those with fresh insights and interpretations of the world: past, present, and future. We commit to supporting our employees, clients, community, and planet with respect.


Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Pressed Clover, we respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and want to ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

We are committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and equitability in our company practices. Whatever your gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, you should feel valued and respected when interacting with us and our products.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach in manuscript acquisition, promotion and publication. To that end, we will

  • Pursue and complete training on confronting bias and unconscious bias
  • Utilize industry resources, such as those provided by the Independent Book Publisher's Association, for continued understanding and improvement in company policy and practices
  • Develop long-term strategic goals that incorporate into our business plan for ongoing accountability and improvement
  • Complete additional training on an ongoing basis; learning to do better is a lifetime commitment, not a one-time thing

If you have questions, comments, or feedback on this statement, send us a note following guidance from our contact page.


Our Story

We are a woman-owned, queer-owned domestic limited liability company owned and operated by our founder, Mary Rogers (she/her).

Mary founded Pressed Clover Books in 2021, and immediately got to work. As the publisher, managing editor, and acquisitions editor, she is motivated to uplift new authors and fresh voices in the romance market.

She studied journalism as an undergraduate, where she learned and practiced editorial, design, and reporting. She carried these skills into her first job as an editorial assistant for a local newspaper, where she worked before entering a graduate program in creative writing. Her short stories have been published in various literary magazines. These days she continues her professional learning and development with courses in editing, publishing, and writing.

She has worked in higher education, with increasing levels of responsibility in the area of program management, student support, team leadership, and project management, for over a decade - all while reading as much romance as she can.