In 2018, FORTUNE formed as a Philadelphia-based publication project, and celebrated its first publication launch in the Year of the Earth Pig 2019. It was conceived by Andrienne Palchick, Heidi Ratanavanich, and Connie Yu, assembled by and for queer and trans Asian publics. Each of 13 monthly issues joined letterpress and risograph printing, featured multiple contributors, and was released through community gatherings of varied scale. Now, FORTUNE continues to think of printing and self-publishing as a practice of learning, gathering, remembering, and making multiple. As such, FORTUNE will always be a public project, tended to collectively.

Many Folds Press:

Many Folds Press is a Philadelphia-based risograph studio, and an extension of FORTUNE, a print collective assembled by/for queer and trans Asians. We work to provide accessible and responsive print services, to make room for more queer BIPOC stories, and to celebrate our own — in material forms, in multiples.

If you are a QTBIPOC artist, writer, printmaker, or organizer interested in collaborating ︎︎︎

If you are a community reading space / zine library looking to collect or purchase a box set or individual issues ︎︎︎

If you are a queer or trans Asian person looking to connect and keep posted about future gatherings ︎︎︎

︎ reach out to us at
︎ find us on Instagram at @manyfortunes.

Interested in receiving occassional updates about our events, and information about calls and programming from our FORTUNE community members? ︎︎︎ Sign up for our mailing list here!

This website is a work in progress. Alt text, mobile adjustments, additional details, and cute images to come — stay posted, and let us know if we can better design what you’re looking for.

Project support (including this website) provided by The Velocity Fund and Added Velocity, administered by Philadelphia Contemporary, with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the William Penn Foundation, respectively.