Lookout Books made history with its 2011 launch as the first independent press to have its debut book, Edith Pearlman’s new and selected story collection Binocular Vision, featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review.
January 11, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Lookout’s first published book, Edith Pearlman’s award-winning Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories. Since then, we’ve continued to bring out a single book a year,
Lookout Books is thrilled to welcome KaToya Ellis Fleming as our new editor. In this role, she will collaborate closely with co-founder Emily Louise Smith to acquire promising titles for the imprint’s award-winning list and to expand its mission by bringing books by emerging and underrepresented voices to wider attention and acclaim.
Lindsay Lake, a second year poetry candidate in UNC Wilmington’s MFA program, has been named graduate publishing assistant for Lookout Books. She steps into the role vacated by Nicholl Paratore, who recently completed her MFA in creative nonfiction.
It’s not news that May-lee Chai is a phenomenal writer. The author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, she was our clear choice to introduce readers to the twenty emerging and established voices included in Lookout’s latest collection,