Co—Conspirator Press is a publishing platform for artists, writers, designers, printers, social justice workers, and editors from historically underrepresented communities who use their voice to address intersectional feminist issues and challenge cis-hetero-patriarchy, white-supremacy, and exclusionary, colonial, capitalist, and ableist systems.
We value utilizing thoughtful means of production, with materials usually produced on the riso printer, which allows products to be more cost effective, with less impact on the environment, and ultimately more accessible.
We are continuously working towards more equitable publishing models, allowing us the opportunity to abundantly support the writers, designers, printers, editors, and artists that we collaborate with.
Co—Conspirator Press operates out of the
Feminist Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles.
HOW WE WORK WITH AUTHORS
Co—Conspirator Press’ relationship with the author(s) begins at the time of selection of their work for publication, either through an open call or a direct invitation. Over the course of roughly 20 weeks, Co—Conspirator Press works directly with the authors to develop and edit their work, design, print and produce their book, and promote and distribute the final product. Authors receive an upfront $250 stipend for their work, as well as a 60/40 ongoing sales split between CO—CO Press and the author(s).
Sales of Co—Conspirator Press books are split 60/40 between the press and the author. As a press, it's important to us to set prices that are accessible for folks while still supportive to the author. If you are someone who has more resources and are able to pay more for our publications, we have added two additional pricing tiers that you can select when purchasing a book. By paying a higher price, you are redistributing more resources to both the press and the authors. Thank you for your support!
(she/her) is a photographer and creative from LA. She is CO—CO Press’ Marketing and Communications Manager and a white Mexican American cis woman who benefits from white privilege. Her work is shot on film and portrays the multifaceted characteristics of people with an eye for naturalism and a focus on fashion. She has a passion for storytelling and enjoys the deep collaborative processes of being on the CO—CO Press team.
LINDSEY LEE EICHENBERGER
(she/her) is a writer, zine-maker, and future high school history teacher who is always looking for fresh new ways to disrupt the “teacher as authority” paradigm. She is CO––CO Press’ Project Manager and recently received her MA in Education from Cal State LA. Lindsey is a cis, light-skinned and racially ambiguous Black person from Los Angeles. She grew up attending predominantly white punk shows where she quickly became known as the person who “couldn’t take a joke”. She continues to not be able to take a joke, enjoys a good book about California history, and enjoys tending to her small front yard vegetable garden.
(they/them) is the CO––CO Press resident risograph printer, producing every book that comes out of the press. Neko, a non-binary Indonesian, grew up in Los Angeles and enjoys eating with their hands, reading queer re-tellings of greek mythology, and meeting new cats. They started working for CO––CO in 2019 and attribute a lot of the patience they now have as an Aries to working on the risograph.
(she/her) is a writer and dancer from Seattle. She is a queer white, Mexican, and Wyandotte cis-woman who benefits from white privilege. Stella started with the CO—CO Team as the Programming & Press Intern in the summer of 2020 and now manages Programming for CO—CO Press! Stella is passionate about celebrating joy, holistic healing, dismantling the settler-colonial state and crafting! She graduated from Occidental College in 2020, and now lives in Los Angeles with her 2 cats.
(she/her) is a graphic designer from Mexico City and is the founder and former creative director for CO—CO Press. As a cis, light skinned Mexican national of European descent, MJ likes to think that graphic design can be more than just a series of arbitrary Eurocentric visual standards imposed on us all, but a fun means of individual and cultural expression. MJ started as a volunteer for FCCW, and has learned, grown and explored every step of the way. CO—CO Press was born out of MJ’s passion for colored paper, binding coils, and using design as a tool for the redistribution of resources.
Our publications can be found at the following stores—contact directly to find out current stock
ROSA THE RISOGRAPH
printed in collaboration with rosa the risograph, photo by Demi Corso.
is a digital duplicator that was created in 1986 by the Riso Kagaku Corporation in Japan.
Originally intended for schools, churches, and other organizations, the risograph allows for high volume printing at an affordable price.
Similar to the silk screening process, the Risograph creates a master by burning an image onto a master sheet.
The master is then wrapped around a cylindrical drum where ink is forced through and applied onto paper.
RISO PRINTINGprovides an affordable, sustainable, and creative alternative to traditional forms of print production.
We view it as our duty to consciously utilize our resources, creating and producing books through a more economically & environmentally sustainable model.
This process allows for a more accessible avenue to distribute intersectional feminist content to our interconnected network and beyond.