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can·dor — noun

The quality of being open and honest in expression.

Candor Arts is an independent press based in Chicago. We publish books that focus on life, learning, and healing. We provide design and production services in the form of books, art objects and printed matter.

OUR MISSION

The authors we select to publish share personal accounts of their lives—offering therapeutic perspectives on learning and healing. The projects always derive from human experience and often address contemporary issues in society. We are not a medium-specific publisher. Instead, we support authors from a diverse range of approaches, backgrounds, and training.

Read more about our mission here.

 

OUR TEAM

Matt Austin and Melanie Bohrer co-own the company and work together administratively to direct Candor Arts. Matt manages all design and production outside of the studio. Melanie maintains the financial scope of our projects. Both work directly with the authors in design, editing, sequencing, and finalizing projects for print. 

Katie Chung and Hannah Batsel co-manage all production within the studio, coordinate timelines, track inventory, and physically carry out the hand-labor to create the editions we produce.

Each of us do additional work to support each other. At the time of this handbook being written, the four of us have produced 21 editions for 16 authors, making more than 4,250 books over the course of the last 18 months.

 

OUR PARTNERS

Matt Austin and Melanie Bohrer co-own the company and work together administratively to direct Candor Arts. Matt manages all design and production outside of the studio. Melanie maintains the financial scope of our projects. Both work directly with the authors in design, editing, sequencing, and finalizing projects for print.

CANDOR Arts NETWORK MAP

COLLECTIONS, PROGRAM COLLABORATORS, AND IMPRINT PARTNERS: