The Women’s Center for Creative Work proudly introduces Co—Conspirator Press, a space for creating, designing, distributing, and producing feminist content through the radical practice of self publishing. Co—Conspirator Press supports artists, designers and writers that use their voice to challenge and address intersectional feminist issues. We encourage artists, designers and/or writers to use Co—Conspirator Press as a means to share their content with others.

Through Co—Conspirator Press we launch our second open call for proposals based on the idea of a resource guide. For this proposal, we’re looking for work that has already been written or is close to being finalized at the time of submission.

What is a Resource Guide?

A resource guide is meant to be a consultation piece aimed at disseminating information that readers don’t currently have access to.  The guide should work towards helping users access, understand, view and distribute information in a clear a precise way. As opposed to a workbook, which strives to create a series  of exercises to help the user achieve a defined goal, a successful resource guide can be accessed at different times or for specific consultation, depending on the reader’s need.  A reference guide is a how to, a how does it work, a how do I...? If a workbook asks you questions, a resource book has all the answers.

We’re inspired and motivated by the resource guides our fellow creatives make, including Emergency Health Care Grant Resource Guide, with text by Nicole Kelly, Tricia Kayiatos-Smith, and Sarana Mehra from the Women’s Center for Creative Work, This Art Will Save Your Life written by our board member Beth Pickens, and the Women’s Center for Creative Work’s Feminist Handbook, which we hold close to our hearts.

What are the details?

Co—Conspirator’s relationship with the author begins at the time of selection of their work. Over the course of 10 weeks, Co—Conspirator Press will work on design and production. Selected authors will receive a stipend of $250 for content, as well as 25 free copies of the book once printing has been completed. All profits from the book will be split 50/50 between the Press and the Author(s).

For this call we will only consider proposals that  have already been written or are close to being finalized. Proposals should include at least 80% of written content, include all, if any, images at high resolution (300 dpi, jpg), and should already be copy edited and proof read.

Questions? Please email for any inquiries.

Who Should Submit a Proposal?

In alignment with our Core Values, we’re invested in creating value around the cultural production of women and nonbinary folx through supporting their exhibitions, programming, publishing, businesses, and other artistic and creative projects. We prioritize proposals that center people who have historically been marginalized in creative industries such as design and publishing. This includes content created/designed by and/or centering people of color (especially Black, or Indigenous people), trans & cis women, as well as non-binary people, and disabled people.

Why is this important?

WCCW makes a dedicated effort to challenge cis-hetero-patriarchy; white-supremacy; and exclusionary, colonial, capitalist, and ableist systems. Members of marginalized groups are often most equipped to critique and survive under oppressive systems, which is why everyone benefits from the perspectives of people who belong to these groups.

Submit A Proposal

The submission period is now closed.