In Spanish, “cita” is the word for appointment, quotation, and date. It is also the diminutive suffix for feminine nouns, mujer is woman; mujercita is little woman.
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What: Carefully designed public-domain books written by women in free, contemporary editions for print and web.
How: cita is a collaborative labor of love between designers and writers that relies on public-domain writings and open-source texts, fonts, code, and images. All the content of cita is either public-domain, or is licensed under Creative Commons License CC-NC-SA 4.0, meaning it’s free forever, and sharable for non-commercial purposes so long as you can share if you say who created it. For example, we use Bindery by Evan Brooks. For more details, check the collaborate page.
Why: Women authors have historically been underrepresented and underpublicized in the male-dominated, profit-driven publishing industry. We make these women writers’ works accessible to all, in free editions.
Who: cita is fiscally sponsored by Educopia Institute with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more about Cita Press: Getting Fit, a two year project aimed at enhancing cita’s capacity and creating a business strategy for the press. cita was started by Juliana Castro V., a Colombian designer and editor, in collaboration with a growing list of contributors. Join us!