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Cody Sisco, author of Broken Mirror. Photo by Nate Jensen @ INN8creative.com

 

Cody Sisco is an author, editor, publisher, and literary community organizer. His LGBT psychological science fiction series includes two novels thus far, Broken Mirror and Tortured Echoes. He is a freelance editor specializing in genre-bending fiction and the acquisitions editor for RIZE Press. In 2017, he co-founded Made in L.A. Writers, an indie author co-op dedicated to the support and appreciation of independent authors. His startup, BookSwell, is a literary events and media production company dedicated to lifting up marginalized voices and connecting readers and writers in Southern California and beyond. He serves as a Co-Executive on the Board of Governors for the Editorial Freelancers Association and as a board member at APLA Health.

Publications

Fiction

  • “Call Us Home,” Made in L.A. Vol. 3: Art of Transformation, Resonant Earth Publishing, Oct. 27, 2020
  • “Face,” Made in L.A. Vol. 2: Chasing the Elusive Dream, Resonant Earth Publishing, June 1, 2019
  • “Little Woman,” “Unquiet Baggage,” and “Salt in the Hell Mouth,” Made in L.A. Vol. 1: Stories Rooted in the City of Angels, Resonant Earth Publishing, May 31, 2018
  • Tortured Echoes, Resonant Earth Publishing, March 25, 2017
  • Believe and Live, Resonant Earth Publishing, July 22, 2016
  • Broken Mirror, Resonant Earth Publishing, January 2, 2016

Non-Fiction

  • 7 Tips for Forming an Indie Author Co-Op, Self Publishing Advice Center, Alliance of Independent Authors, May 12, 2017
  • Beyond Critique Groups, Indie Author Day blog, May 4, 2017
  • The NICE Consumer Framework for Achieving Sustainable Fashion Consumption Through Collaboration, BSR and the Danish Fashion Institute, May 2, 2012
  • Supply Chains and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Discussion Paper on Responsible Supply Chain Management, 10th OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility, June 30, 2010
  • Women’s General and Reproductive Health in Global Supply Chains, Business for Social Responsibility, 2006

Poetry

  • Modern Love.” Positive Visions: day without art. Edited by Lorie Novak. New York: NYU Center for Advanced Technology, 2001.
  • “Lover.” transfer 81. Edited by Mieke Eerkens. San Francisco: San Francisco State University, 2001.
  • “Backyard Bricklayer.” Fourteen Hills, 8 No. 2. Edited by Julian Kudritzki. San Francisco: San Francisco State University, 2002.
  • “Lessons.” Fourteen Hills, 8 No. 2. Edited by Julian Kudritzki. San Francisco: San Francisco State University, 2002.

Media

Recent Appearances

  • WeHo Reads: Inspirations and Intersections, producer, Feb. 7, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • Indie Author Night at Altadena Library, curator and bookseller, Jan. 16, 2024
  • WeHo Reads x Literary Death Match, producer, Nov. 8, 2023
  • Indie-Pendant Voices: A Celebration of Authors and Zines at the LA Central Library, “Professional Writing Career Workshop” presenter, Nov. 4, 2023
  • WeHo Reads: Creating Hope in Times of Trouble, producer, Oct. 18 | Watch on YouTube
  • Made in L.A. Writers at Octavia’s Bookshelf, curator, Oct. 16, 2023
  • Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing and Nursery tour, sponsor, Oct. 6, 2023
  • Made in L.A. Writers at Page Against the Machine, curator, Oct. 6, 2023
  • Made in L.A. Writers at Vroman’s Bookstore, curator and panelist, Aug. 30, 2023
  • Editorial Freelancers Association EFACON 2023, “Editing Anthologies: Creating Systems for Efficiency and Clarity” presenter, Aug. 19, 2023
  • Made in L.A. Writers at The Book Jewel, curator, Aug. 6, 2023
  • Indie Author Night at Altadena Library, presenter, July 24, 2023
  • WeHo Reads: Shining Like Beacons, producer, June 14, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • California Crime Writers Conference 2023, “Creating Authentic Characters” panel and ConsultFest, June 10 and 11, 2023
  • Lifest in the Dena 2023, “Crafting the Future” panelist, May 7, 2023
  • WeHo Reads: Shaping Motherhood, producer, May 3, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • 2023 Atlanta Self-Publishing Conference, “How to Work with an Editor” presenter, April 29, 2023
  • WeHo Reads: Lounging with Poets, producer, April 26, 2023
  • LA Times Festival of Books, Made in L.A. Vol. 5: Vantage Points book launch, publisher/organizer, April 22-23, 2023
  • Flights of Foundry 2023, “From the Margins into the Spotlight Pitching Workshop” facilitator, April 15, 2023
  • Flights of Foundry 2023, “Organizing Freelance Life” moderator, April 14, 2023
  • WeHo Reads: Crafting Literary Legacies, producer, March 22, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Writing Paths Toward Justice, producer, Feb. 22, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Toward Better Futures, producer, Feb. 8, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Light in Our Hearts, producer, Nov. 15, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Poets Laureate Across America, producer, Oct. 5, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Expansive Vistas and Hidden Corners, producer, September 20, 2023 | Watch on YouTube
  • Made in L.A. Vol. 4: Beyond the Precipice, The Book Jewel, interactive literary discussion, participant, Nov. 11, 2022
  • Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow Spotlight, Beyond Baroque, reading, Sep. 19, 2022
  • Made in L.A. Vol. 4: Beyond the Precipice, Small World Books, reading/producer, July 14, 2022
  • WeHo Reads: Pride & Joy in the Matrix, producer, June 7, 2022 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Explorations Beyond Borders, producer, May 4, 2022 | Watch on YouTube
  • LA Times Festival of Books 2022, Made in L.A. Vol. 4: Beyond the Precipice book launch, publisher/organizer, April 23-24, 2022
  • Flights of Foundry 2022, “Submitting to Short Fiction Markets,” panel moderator, April 10, 2022
  • Flights of Foundry 2022, “Manifesting a Personal and Communal Writing Practice,” panelist, April 10, 2022
  • WeHo Reads: Trans | Future | Poetics, producer, April 6, 2022 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: How We Gather, producer, March 16, 2022 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Justice and Resilience | A Journey in Poetry, producer, February 16, 2022 | Watch on YouTube
  • WeHo Reads: Songs and Signs of Hope and Healing, producer, Jan. 25, 2022 | Watch on YouTube
  • Homo-Centric, Stories Books & Cafe, reading, Feb. 25, 2020
  • The Genre Hustle Podcast, “S3E11: Psychological Sci-Fi,” interviewee, Jan. 2020 | Listen Here
  • Made in L.A. Vol. 2: Chasing the Elusive Dream, Last Bookstore, reading/organizer, Sep. 19, 2019
  • Made in L.A. Vol. 2: Chasing the Elusive Dream, Silver Lake Library, reading/organizer, Sep. 14, 2019 | Watch Now on YouTube
  • Made in L.A. Vol 2: Chasing the Elusive Dream, Gastby Books, reading/organizer, Aug. 24, 2019 | Watch Now on YouTube
  • Celebrating Indie Authors at Stories Books & Café, Aug. 9, 2019 | Watch Now on YouTube
  • BookSwell pop-up bookstore at the LitLit Fair, Hauser & Wirth, July 20 & 21, 2019 | Listen Now
  • Chasing the Elusive Dream launch party at Skylight Books, July 19 | Listen Now on iTunes
  • Made in L.A. Booth #835 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 2019
  • Running Wild Press reading at AWP 2019, Portland, March 27, 2019
  • BookSwell and Made in L.A. workshop at Loyola High School’s Social Justice Week Literary Fair, March 19, 2019
  • Made in L.A. Vol. 1 Reading at Stories Books and Café, September 11, 2018
  • Lyrical Flames, Jones Coffee Roasters, June 30, 2018
  • Made in L.A. Booth #835 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 2018
  • homo-centric reading, Stories Books & Café, March 27, 2018
  • Made in L.A. Trivia Night at LA Lit Crawl, October 25, 2019
  • Made in L.A. Indie Author Day Panel, October 14, 2017
  • Made in L.A. Booth #835 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 2017
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