Content Tagged ‘AWP’

Edith Pearlman and Andre Dubus III Podcast

As we begin to prepare for the upcoming AWP conference in Seattle, we just can’t forget about Boston. In case you missed it, here’s a highlight from the conference featuring Andre Dubus III and our very Edith Pearlman reading and discussing their work. Thanks to The PEN/Faulkner Podcast Series for making this available!

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Check out the podcast and look for us in Seattle!

AWP Recap

Now that we’ve had some time to recover from AWP 2013, here’s a little photo recap of our time in Boston. We had several great panels, including a tribute to Edith Pearlman, a talk on successful indie publishing, and our own four debut Lookout authors reading together for the first time. They also signed books at our booth and got to talk with all our loving readers.

Designing the Interiors of The Debut Voices of Lookout Books Chapbook

Lookout Books is getting excited about AWP. We hope you’ll stop by our table at the Bookfair, and that you’ll attend The Debut Voices of Lookout Books, which is happening this Friday at 1:30 p.m. This reading will be the first time all four Lookout authors are in the same place, and the event will be followed by a book-signing at our Bookfair table. You’ll be able to grab signed copies of all our Lookout titles. We’re also excited about unveiling the limited edition chapbook that we printed in-house to commemorate the Debut Voices event.

We did a blog post about creating glyphs for the chapbook (read it here). Now we’re going to share how we designed the interior of the chapbook, which features complete stories from our three prose authors’ Lookout titles and two poems from our Lookout poet . Here’s a look into the process of designing and printing the book:

As the interior designer, I met with the interns doing cover design and together we decided on a trim size of 6” x 6”. Then I got to work on designing a page layout, asking for feedback as we worked.

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1. An early version, with handwritten feedback. We needed to feature the author name more prominently, to group the name and title differently, and to give the text more room to breathe with some larger margins.

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A Look Behind and Ahead

Wow! I can’t believe the Fall semester here at Lookout Books has come to an end. We’re a teaching press (as you probably know already). Our staff is almost entirely made up of graduate students doing design, marketing, editing, blogging, social media, and way more.

As blog editor, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with our current staff: Joe Worthen, Katie Jones, Ethan Warren, Anna Sutton, and Ana Alvarez. I’d like to thank them for their hard work and take a brief moment to re-cap my favorite blog posts this semester:

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What We Found at AWP

Every Wednesday we post about what we’re reading at the Lookout offices. The books and journals you find here are what inspire us. This week we’d like to highlight some of the publishers that caught our eye at AWP. Enjoy!

“I picked up A Boy from Ireland at the Persea Books table. It’s by Marie Raphael. I was first drawn to it because the cover was striking. Then I noticed the title, and I’ve always been drawn to Ireland. I’m almost done so I can say with confidence that it is really good.”

– Livingston Sheats, Pub Lab assistant director

 

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AWP Schwag

We just finished hand-making these wonderful little journals for AWP.

Get them at tables N5/N6 when you buy a Lookout book — Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman, God Bless America by Steve Almond, or the not-yet-released poetry collection When All the World is Old by John Rybicki (April 10).

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern