Lost Colony Books is an independent publishing company specializing in masterfully crafted speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy in all of their manifestations). Currently, it publishes Lost Colony, a quarterly magazine of mid-length (10,000-25,000 words) stories.

About the Founder and Publisher

I’m M.E. Pickett, but you can call me Mike. I’m the founder and publisher of Lost Colony Books. As far as credentials, go, I have a B.A. in English Literature from Brigham Young University (Go Cougars!), an M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College (Go…Lions…I think?), and a J.D. from the University of Texas (Hook ’em Horns!). The J.D. probably doesn’t help much when it comes to editing fiction (it might actually hurt), but it plays into what I do for a living and explains why I can’t publish more than one story per quarter.

You can learn more about me at my personal website.