Catapult Extra | Excerpts

Five Questions for Elizabeth Koch and Leigh Newman of Black Balloon Publishing

“For writers and readers who feel unfit for what everyone else calls life; who only come alive between the lines of it.”

To celebrate the relaunch of Black Balloon Publishing, an imprint of Catapult, and the launch of by Amy Kurzweil, we decided to take a look back at how it all began. Co-founders Elizabeth Koch and Leigh Newman share the story of why they started their own publishing imprint, what they look for in future titles (Hint: Think innovation with heart), and their hopes for what the future holds for Black Balloon Publishing.


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Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

The Yellow Book,

Flying Couch

I, Parrot