Pushing the boundaries of what a book can be.
"A debut that enriches and extends the potential of graphic narrative."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A Junior Library Guild Fall '16 Selection
About Black Balloon
Black Balloon's titles push the boundaries of what a book can be—from graphic novels to experimental writing to limited edition art books to digital projects and beyond. We champion the unconventional and believe in the meaningful above all.
Black Balloon is a critically acclaimed imprint of Catapult, an independent publishing company headquartered in New York, NY. Our books have been featured in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Wired.com, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Time, Bon Appetit, and on NPR’s All Things Considered, among many other outlets.
We accept unagented submissions twice yearly via Submittable. Please include a cover letter with your submission that explains (specifically) why your book is a good fit for Black Balloon.
Due to time constraints on our small team of readers, Black Balloon will not be accepting submissions in the month of March. Please be in touch in August for our next open submissions period.