The 3rd Thing is committed to publishing and promoting the work primarily of writers and artists who identify as members of minority and historically marginalized groups: womxn, people of color, immigrants, queer people, Indigenous peoples. People whose work and perspective are interdisciplinary and intersectional. We care about projects that say something new, something nearly forgotten, something necessary.
We are excited by work that challenges expectations, that invites readers in, that fosters intimacy, accountability and radical imagination.
We launched the press in 2019, and this spring we are publishing our first four books. Each year we will produce a suite of 4-6 projects that represents our interdisciplinary, intersectional priorities in terms of form, content and perspective. We think of these projects as a cohort in conversation with one another and readers, contributing to our endeavor to create not just beautiful books, but culture.