Mission

PUBLISHING DIVERSELY SINCE 2012

We debut and support writers who are considered marginalized voices and whose work may not be published elsewhere.

Backbone Press was started in 2012 as a response to the bleak state of diversity in publishing. We believe, in art, but certainly the literary arts, every voice is essential. Without the political, protest, cultural, voices of the poor, and even prison writing we have no distinctions. Our publications are necessary bridges, particularly in terms of generational, gender, and racial lines. In addition to informing, they engage us in broader cultural conversations.