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Ten years of Lookout Books!


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, with dedication and care, to broad media attention, to national awards and finalist lists, and to readers—so many beautiful readers! Along the way, our books have also helped UNCW students learn the art and craft of publishing and have initiated a new generation of editors, designers, and publicists.

When we asked our community to send anniversary greetings, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from Lookout authors and staff, past and present! This virtual birthday card is full of favorite memories, publishing collaborations, and funny stories of apprenticeship experiences. We invite you to take a trip down memory lane with us—and get to know Lookout better as we embark on our next decade of publishing and teaching.

We’ll be celebrating our tenth anniversary all year and can’t wait to tell you more about an upcoming series of Lookout Labs—free virtual publishing workshops with our publisher, editors, and authors. To be among the first to know more, sign up for our email newsletter via the form below.