WHO: DangerDot is a small independent publishing company in Olympia, Washington, started by transgender, social worker Talcott Broadhead in order to provide a landing spot for anti-oppression and liberation-focused literature for all ages.
WHAT: DangerDot is committed to publishing works that center the experiences of marginalized people that are written by marginalized people. For us, by us, not without us.
HOW: DangerDot publishing promotes and engages in fair labor practices that are sensitive to the environment. We are committed to seeking out manufacturers who do the same. We wish to make a positive impact with our printed work both socially AND environmentally. We support collectives and employee-owned companies.
DangerDot was born of a crowdfunding event to publish the first edition of “Meet Polkadot,” by Talcott Broadhead. Resources gained through profit from that publication allowed the imprint to extend an ISBN, promotional efforts, a launch and distribution of Naima Lowe’s critical self-published piece “Thirty-nine (39) Questions for White People,” which subsequently sold out in 48 hrs! Since that effort, DangerDot has focused on uplifting other independent publications, zines and programming. A portion of all proceeds from sales are donated to efforts to support our transgender, and queer refugee community members in seeking asylum, safety and dignity. Additionally, to date, DangerDot has donated 100’s of copies of “Meet Polkadot,” to non-profits, libraries, schools, community centers, clinics, low-income parents and caregivers, faith communities and summer camps.
We are not currently seeking submissions for publication.