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On Anxiety is the first book produced by 3 of Cups Press, and was funded through Kickstarter in 2017

Anxiety. Worry, fear, longing, impatience. One word can mean so many things, be it the medical term for a mental health condition or a colloquialism for various forms of stress. 

Anxiety has affected all of us in one way or another; that's why we chose it as the theme for our first book, which you now have an opportunity to buy and bring to life. On Anxiety is a collection of short fiction, essays, poetry and art around anxiety in all its various guises, featuring over twenty artists exploring them. 

You can buy On Anxiety here, available in ebook and paperback.

Below you can find out a little more about the authors and artists involved in On Anxiety and the work they do outside of 3 of Cups.

Shanicka Anderson Shanicka Anderson is a Jamaican-American writer from New York. Often and without prompting, she enjoys talking pop culture, Harry Styles, her year abroad in London, and the complexities of the Caribbean diaspora. You can find more of her work here.

Shanicka Anderson

Shanicka Anderson is a Jamaican-American writer from New York. Often and without prompting, she enjoys talking pop culture, Harry Styles, her year abroad in London, and the complexities of the Caribbean diaspora. You can find more of her work here.

Erin Aniker Erin Aniker is a freelance illustrator based in London whose work is really influenced by the mixed female community she grew up with and her dual Turkish and English heritage. Most of her illustrations are completed digitally and have a big focus on celebrating women of diversity in colourful, minimalist environments. Erin enjoys creating illustrations for use across editorial, print and online platforms. You can view examples of her work on her website.

Erin Aniker

Erin Aniker is a freelance illustrator based in London whose work is really influenced by the mixed female community she grew up with and her dual Turkish and English heritage. Most of her illustrations are completed digitally and have a big focus on celebrating women of diversity in colourful, minimalist environments. Erin enjoys creating illustrations for use across editorial, print and online platforms. You can view examples of her work on her website.

Grace Au Grace Au (them/they) is a part time jewellery-maker, part time writer, part time jack-of-all-trades. They have a degree in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London and are currently studying Architecture at Newcastle University. They spend their days thinking about memes, mental health, horror fiction, politics and using design to make life more accessible to everyone. You can buy their jewellery here.

Grace Au

Grace Au (them/they) is a part time jewellery-maker, part time writer, part time jack-of-all-trades. They have a degree in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London and are currently studying Architecture at Newcastle University. They spend their days thinking about memes, mental health, horror fiction, politics and using design to make life more accessible to everyone. You can buy their jewellery here.

 
Ka Bradley Ka Bradley is a writer and editor based in London. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Under the Influence, Somesuch Stories, The Offing and Catapult, among others. She reviews dance and theatre for Exeunt, londondance.com and The Stage, and is an editor at Granta Books and Portobello Books.

Ka Bradley

Ka Bradley is a writer and editor based in London. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Under the Influence, Somesuch Stories, The Offing and Catapult, among others. She reviews dance and theatre for Exeunt, londondance.com and The Stage, and is an editor at Granta Books and Portobello Books.

Siobhan Britton Siobhan Britton is an artist and librarian living in Brighton. She makes zines, comics, and lino prints under the imprint Slug Ink Press. You can see more of her work on her blog, and buy things from her etsy store.

Siobhan Britton

Siobhan Britton is an artist and librarian living in Brighton. She makes zines, comics, and lino prints under the imprint Slug Ink Press. You can see more of her work on her blog, and buy things from her etsy store.

Lori England Lori England is a writer and poet from Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been published in 404 Ink, by Crab Fat Magazine and was shortlisted for the 2015 Bold Types creative writing competition. She has recently completed her BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing at the Open University and juggles writing with bringing up her own tiny girl gang. You can find out more about her work on her website.

Lori England

Lori England is a writer and poet from Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been published in 404 Ink, by Crab Fat Magazine and was shortlisted for the 2015 Bold Types creative writing competition. She has recently completed her BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing at the Open University and juggles writing with bringing up her own tiny girl gang. You can find out more about her work on her website.

 
Deborah Frempong Deborah Frempong is a writer and singer who lives in Boston by way of Accra, Ghana. She studied Politics at Pomona College and Religion at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in Signatures Magazine, Cléo Journal, the Killens Review of Arts and Letters and other publications. You can hear her music here.

Deborah Frempong

Deborah Frempong is a writer and singer who lives in Boston by way of Accra, Ghana. She studied Politics at Pomona College and Religion at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in Signatures Magazine, Cléo Journal, the Killens Review of Arts and Letters and other publications. You can hear her music here.

Nicole Froio Nicole Froio is a writer and Women's Studies PhD candidate at the University of York. She's Brazilian-Colombian and writes about pop culture, mental health, politics, feminism and books. She loves reading, writing and discovering new things.

Nicole Froio

Nicole Froio is a writer and Women's Studies PhD candidate at the University of York. She's Brazilian-Colombian and writes about pop culture, mental health, politics, feminism and books. She loves reading, writing and discovering new things.

Claire Gamble Claire Gamble is queer, disabled & currently studying Fine Art in Nottingham. They run a blog at Retrogreat.com and are inspired by the Iron Age, because if you're going to go Retro, you may as well do it properly… You can find them on Twitter: @retrogreat

Claire Gamble

Claire Gamble is queer, disabled & currently studying Fine Art in Nottingham. They run a blog at Retrogreat.com and are inspired by the Iron Age, because if you're going to go Retro, you may as well do it properly… You can find them on Twitter: @retrogreat

 
p.e. garcia p.e. garcia is a contributor to HTMLGiant and an Editor-at-Large for The Rumpus. They want to understand astrology.

p.e. garcia

p.e. garcia is a contributor to HTMLGiant and an Editor-at-Large for The Rumpus. They want to understand astrology.

Eli Goldstone Eli Goldstone is the author of Strange Heart Beating (Granta 2017). She lives in Margate and is a graduate of the City University Creative Writing MA.

Eli Goldstone

Eli Goldstone is the author of Strange Heart Beating (Granta 2017). She lives in Margate and is a graduate of the City University Creative Writing MA.

Sarvat Hasin Sarvat Hasin was born in London and grew up in Karachi. She studied Politics at Royal Holloway and Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. She is fiction editor at The Stockholm Review and works at Hachette Children's Group. Her debut novel, This Wide Night, has been published by Penguin India. It was recently longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Fiction.

Sarvat Hasin

Sarvat Hasin was born in London and grew up in Karachi. She studied Politics at Royal Holloway and Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. She is fiction editor at The Stockholm Review and works at Hachette Children's Group. Her debut novel, This Wide Night, has been published by Penguin India. It was recently longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Fiction.

 
Amberin Huq Amberin Huq is an author/illustrator born in Tooting, London to Bangladeshi parents. She studied illustration at Falmouth University in Cornwall and has been illustrating ever since. Amberin has created shows for Half Moon theatre as well as artwork for Polka Theatre, Little Angel Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford and had her first children’s book, A Bump in the Night, published in 2016 by Five Mile Press Australia. Although Amberin started in the children's market, she is now exploring the troubles of online dating in the modern age through the medium of short comics.

Amberin Huq

Amberin Huq is an author/illustrator born in Tooting, London to Bangladeshi parents. She studied illustration at Falmouth University in Cornwall and has been illustrating ever since. Amberin has created shows for Half Moon theatre as well as artwork for Polka Theatre, Little Angel Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford and had her first children’s book, A Bump in the Night, published in 2016 by Five Mile Press Australia. Although Amberin started in the children's market, she is now exploring the troubles of online dating in the modern age through the medium of short comics.

Dr. Rachel Kowert Dr. Rachel Kowert is a research psychologist from Austin, Texas, with a PhD in psychology from the University of York (UK) and an MA in counselling psychology from Santa Clara University. Dr. Kowert has dedicated her career to studying video games and the gamers who love them. She has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Polygon, Kotaku, New York Magazine’s Science of Us and Texas Public Radio among others. As a researcher, psychologist, gamer and parent, she strives to educate other parents about the potential dangers and unique contributions that video games can bring to our everyday lives. For more information, visit her website.

Dr. Rachel Kowert

Dr. Rachel Kowert is a research psychologist from Austin, Texas, with a PhD in psychology from the University of York (UK) and an MA in counselling psychology from Santa Clara University. Dr. Kowert has dedicated her career to studying video games and the gamers who love them. She has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Polygon, Kotaku, New York Magazine’s Science of Us and Texas Public Radio among others. As a researcher, psychologist, gamer and parent, she strives to educate other parents about the potential dangers and unique contributions that video games can bring to our everyday lives. For more information, visit her website.

Sophie Mackintosh Sophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. Her fiction and poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Granta Magazine, The White Review and TANK Magazine, amongst others. Her short story ‘Grace’ is the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story ‘The Running Ones’ won the Virago/Stylist Short Story competition in 2016. Sophie’s debut novel The Water Cure is forthcoming in the UK & Canada from Hamish Hamilton, and in the US from Doubleday.

Sophie Mackintosh

Sophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. Her fiction and poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Granta Magazine, The White Review and TANK Magazine, amongst others. Her short story ‘Grace’ is the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story ‘The Running Ones’ won the Virago/Stylist Short Story competition in 2016. Sophie’s debut novel The Water Cure is forthcoming in the UK & Canada from Hamish Hamilton, and in the US from Doubleday.

 
Narayani Menon Narayani Menon is half Indian, a quarter English and a quarter Irish. Most of her previous writing has been for the stage; she is working on her first novel.

Narayani Menon

Narayani Menon is half Indian, a quarter English and a quarter Irish. Most of her previous writing has been for the stage; she is working on her first novel.

Alice Slater Alice Slater is a writer from London. She chairs the Waterstones Gower Street Short Story Salon and reviews short story collections for Mslexia. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She is the co-host of the podcast What Page Are You On? She tweets at @smokintofu. 

Alice Slater

Alice Slater is a writer from London. She chairs the Waterstones Gower Street Short Story Salon and reviews short story collections for Mslexia. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She is the co-host of the podcast What Page Are You On? She tweets at @smokintofu. 

Marianne Tatepo Marianne Tatepo is child 9/9 of a Littoral and West Cameroonian family. Born and bred in Brussels, she is based in London and works in book publishing. Read Marianne's writing for the Guardian, the Bookseller, Spread the Word, Brooklyn magazine, and others here. Read her thoughts on books here.

Marianne Tatepo

Marianne Tatepo is child 9/9 of a Littoral and West Cameroonian family. Born and bred in Brussels, she is based in London and works in book publishing. Read Marianne's writing for the Guardian, the Bookseller, Spread the Word, Brooklyn magazine, and others here. Read her thoughts on books here.

 
Sharlene Teo Sharlene Teo is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for her debut novel Ponti, forthcoming from Picador and Simon & Schuster in 2018. She received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and David T.K Wong Creative Writing award at the University of East Anglia, was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize and holds fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the University of Iowa International Writing Program.

Sharlene Teo

Sharlene Teo is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for her debut novel Ponti, forthcoming from Picador and Simon & Schuster in 2018. She received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and David T.K Wong Creative Writing award at the University of East Anglia, was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize and holds fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the University of Iowa International Writing Program.

Harriet Thompson Harriet Thompson is a writer and researcher interested in 19th and 21st century literary culture and women’s life-writing. She is on the steering committee for literary magazine Salomé and is currently developing a podcast aimed at emerging writers.

Harriet Thompson

Harriet Thompson is a writer and researcher interested in 19th and 21st century literary culture and women’s life-writing. She is on the steering committee for literary magazine Salomé and is currently developing a podcast aimed at emerging writers.

Rosemary Waugh Rosemary Waugh is a freelance theatre critic and writer. She is a co-owner and reviews editor for the independent online theatre magazine Exeunt. Alongside this, Rosemary regularly reviews theatre and dance for The Stage in the South West and Wales. She was recently invited to be a panellist for The Sick of the Fringe festival at the Wellcome Collection, and a Critic in Residence at the Alchymy Festival of new playwriting. She likes to talk about gender, feminism and all the things that could go wrong with your body.

Rosemary Waugh

Rosemary Waugh is a freelance theatre critic and writer. She is a co-owner and reviews editor for the independent online theatre magazine Exeunt. Alongside this, Rosemary regularly reviews theatre and dance for The Stage in the South West and Wales. She was recently invited to be a panellist for The Sick of the Fringe festival at the Wellcome Collection, and a Critic in Residence at the Alchymy Festival of new playwriting. She likes to talk about gender, feminism and all the things that could go wrong with your body.

 
Eley Williams Eley Williams is a writer and lecturer based in London. Her collection of short stories Attrib. And Other Stories (Influx Press) was chosen by Ali Smith as one of the best debut works of fiction published in 2017. She has a collection of poetry Frit with Sad Press, and is currently co-editor of fiction at 3:AM magazine.

Eley Williams

Eley Williams is a writer and lecturer based in London. Her collection of short stories Attrib. And Other Stories (Influx Press) was chosen by Ali Smith as one of the best debut works of fiction published in 2017. She has a collection of poetry Frit with Sad Press, and is currently co-editor of fiction at 3:AM magazine.

Hannah Williams Hannah Williams studied Literature in Sheffield and Stockholm, and now lives and writes in SE London. Her work has appeared on The Establishment and the skinny.co.uk. 

Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams studied Literature in Sheffield and Stockholm, and now lives and writes in SE London. Her work has appeared on The Establishment and the skinny.co.uk.