is an independent press founded by author Hannah Cao based in Germany. She partners with other artists, writers and creatives to develop and carry out projects that push underrepresented voices and cultures forward.

Through the experiences of diverse cultures in her lifetime and those of her surrounding, it has become crucial for Hannah and her partners to continue to broaden their perception without confining themselves to single standard.

to currently open projects here.
Please read guidelines and the faq before submitting. 

For enquiries say hello:
Instagram: @inaroomalonepress

︎︎︎ Books

Taking new team members soon.
Stay tuned on instagram.


Publication set for February 2022

A dyad refers to a pair of persons in an interactional situation. For example, a patient and therapist, a daughter and their mother, a person and their partner, a girl and her stepfather, etc.

I am looking for poems and short prose about any type of relationship in your life that you cherish or which you mourn, or maybe one that you wish for.

Please read the guidelines and FAQs before you submit!

Deadline: January 30, 2022* updated

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HOORAY. I made an Etsy shop!

If you want to support my work, and in the future support more IARA projects, you may want to add the shop to your Favourites. (As you know, royalties over on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing are very small.)

Shipping is free in Germany and kept very minimal for domestic shipping. 

New indie press alert

Hello! I’m Hannah Cao, twenty-five, based in Germany. I’m a barista by day and an author by night. Growing up, I constantly felt like a shapeshifter, moving between different cultures that shaped my being and life.
Living in a world where everything foreign seems underrepresented, I seek to explore the quieter voices. The voices with less than a stage. 
With you, dear reader or creative, I hope to build a community where we can push cultures forward, and amplify foreign voices. 

This indie press is in its beginning stages, so I operate on my own so far. I take this project seriously so there are a lot of things I’m planning and organising around here.

From my desk or a coffee shop seat, I do research and brainstorm ideas for new projects. In a room alone, I write, and read what others have on their minds. In a room alone, I let those voices sound, and I pay attention. 

Stick around for future projects-where everyone and anyone can take part in, for free.

Oct 04 2021