Unconventional Artists. Innovative Writers. The Occasional Digital Delight.



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 ReviewThe New YorkerO: The Oprah MagazineEsquireThe Los Angeles TimesThe Boston GlobeWired.comNew York MagazineThe AtlanticTimeBon 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.



Leigh Newman, Co-founder; Editor-in-Chief
Elizabeth Koch, Co-founder; Editor-at-Large
Casey Gonzalez, Associate Editor; Creative Project Manager
Julie Buntin, Editor-at-Large