Edit DeAk was a co-editor and writer for art criticism magazine Art-Rite from 1973-1978. DeAk and fellow editors Walter Robinson and Joshua Cohn began publishing work under their Barnard College Professor Brian O-Doherty, the then editor of Art in America. After admission into the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program, the three created and distributed Art-Rite for free “in recognition of the community which nurtures it.”