Radical Imagination | Accountability | Intimacy
“The third thing” is the idea that emerges when we use imagination instead of compromise to solve a problem, meet a need, resolve a conflict, answer a question, question an answer, get where we’re going, go somewhere new.
We promote alternatives to and actively subvert stultifying creative norms, with special alertness to the ways whiteness, heteronormativity, capitalism and Western values permeate and influence aesthetic, critical and cultural priorities and can inflect our ways of working and our editorial perspective.
We are wholehearted in our work – true to ourselves, each other and to the people who entrust their work to our care.
Support Independent Presses & Artists
Purchasing books and other projects, such as our broadsides, directly from our website ensures that a significantly greater portion of the amount you spend goes to the press and to the author. This is true of most independent presses. Often we are able to pass that savings along to readers by offering significant discounts on direct purchases. Always check to see if it is possible to buy directly from a publisher.
Bookstores & Educators
- Our books are distributed to the trade and the academic market by SPD. Visit their website to inquire about stocking 3rd Thing books and about course-adoption.
Reviews, Author Events & General Inquiries
- If you would like to review one of our books, host an author event, or for general inquiries about the press, please contact us by email at editors@the3rdthing [dot] press.
Anne de Marcken
anne@the3rdthing [dot] press
sarah@the3rdthing [dot] press