Actual Left began in 2018 under the name Xi Draconis Books. It was established to make up for what we saw as a severe gap in the literary publishing industry: the lack of presses formed to address social justice issues. After operating for three years and publishing six books, Xi Draconis needed to be revamped. We now return as Actual Left Publications, with the same mission and values but with a bit of a new look. We hope to continue publishing books dedicated to advancing social justice causes for as long as such causes need to be championed.