Not a Cult is an independent publisher working with writers who are at the forefront of their communities, championing their cultural heritage and challenging societal structures. We are publishers that believe in opportunities to remake yourself for yourself, external of absolutist hegemony. Revel in the unknown, read many books.
Established during a pleasant summer day in 2016.
hollis hart is a co-founder of Not a Cult. hart is an LA based sculptor and painter. they host an artist residency and incubator at their little house in the middle of the desert in Johnson Valley. they’re a clown.
Daniel Lisi is a co-founder of Not a Cult. Lisi’s worked a lot in publishing, nonprofits, and start-up environments.
Virginia Sasser (editorial design, cover design) | Shaun Roberts (editorial design, cover design) | Zoe Norvell (cover design) | Anton Khodakovsky (cover design) | Bill Jonas (interior layout, cover design) | Ian DeLucca (editorial design, cover design) | Lea Deschenes (interior layout) | Courtney Andujar (cover design)| Cassidy Trier (cover design)
Tigre Bailando (cover artwork) | Lindsay August-Salazar (cover artwork) | Tyson Schroeder (cover artwork) | Eugenia Loli (record artwork) | Christian Alvarez (painting photographer) | Erin Stone (photographer)
editors & proofreaders
Gabe Durham (editor) | Christina Catherine Martinez (proofreader) | Leah Nobel Davidson (editor, proofreader) | Gary Edwin Lovely (editor) | Jeremy Radin (editor) | Danielle Bennett (editor) | Edwin Bodney (editor) | Safia Elhillo (editor) | Elaina Ellis (editor)