What is The Brick House Cooperative, anyway?
- The Brick House is group of writers, editors and artists who formed a cooperative in the fall of 2020.
- No owners, no executives, and no investors; just cooperative members holding equal shares.
- Member organizations are bound to standards of conduct regarding accuracy, credit, transparency, fairness, privacy & ethics.
- Our goal is to create an excellent, sustainable independent cooperative and publishing platform, not profits or wealth creation.
As artists, editors, journalists and writers dedicated to the independence and freedom of the press, BRICK HOUSE participates in many relevant initiatives besides supporting member publications, including the ongoing design and development of BRIET, a new library marketplace for permanent ebooks, participation in Interledger’s experiments in Web Monetization, and, coming soon, the FLAMING HYDRA cooperative newsletter.
Who runs the Brick House?
The leadership of our founding publications has run the Brick House since its founding in 2020. The organization is an Ohio LLC, governed by a cooperative Operating Agreement. Our Board of Directors consists of:
- Maria Bustillos, Popula (Chair)
- David Moore, Sludge (Chief Technology Officer)
- Harry Siegel, FAQ NYC
- Myriam Gurba, Tasteful Rude
- Brian Hioe, No Man Is An Island
- Tom Scocca, Indignity
- Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, OlongoAfrica
What kind of articles are published at The Brick House?
It’s a loose confederation; our common ground is a belief in press freedom and speech rights, and the need to protect them in a fraught world. But it would be fair to say that all the Brick House’s members care about elevating unusual and rarely-heard voices and concerns. We serve a global audience of intelligent readers, interested in history, news, politics, art and culture.
How much does a subscription cost?
It’s currently $75 for membership. Thank you for even asking!! We rely on reader support to keep going.
How do I cancel my subscription or change my donation amount?
Visit Popula and click on the button that hovers in the lower-right hand corner of the site. To log in, click the link that appears at the top of the page, enter your email address, and follow the relevant directions. Any questions, please email us. We’re happy to help.
Can I just send some money?
We would absolutely love that, thank you.
General questions? Pitches? Brickbats? Kind words?
Please email email@example.com.