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About the Press

Abode Press is an intersectional, anti-racist 501(c)3 nonprofit publishing press based in Central, TX dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices.


Diamond Braxton had an idea for an all-inclusive press back in her undergrad at the University of Houston. Being from the South, it was painfully apparent that publishing was almost nonexistent due to the Big 5 keeping their real estate in New York. However, moving up North was never an option. There is a reason the South has the highest groups of marginalized peoples and Diamond believes it’s important to create publishing opportunities that do not require people of color to uproot their lives and leave their families.


Thus, Abode Press was born.

Our Values

We are an intersectional, anti-racist 501(c)3 nonprofit publishing press dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices. Our values are a reflection of what empowers us to create change.


We are dedicated to publishing chapbooks that promote intersectional change. Our mission is to create, promote, and distribute work that educates, empowers, and speaks to a range of experiences and identities.

Anti Colonialism

We are committed to standing against colonialism, imperialism, and any form of oppression. Our team works hard to bring stories of justice and hope to readers around the world. 

Anti Racism

We are dedicated to championing the stories of those who have been silenced for far too long. With our commitment to anti-racism, inclusivity, and respect for diversity, we seek to create a safe and equitable space for our authors to tell their stories.


We believe that empathy and understanding are essential to the success of any publishing house. We strive to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere by prioritizing kindness.

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