Candida Lacey, former publishing director at Myriad Editions, is joining the newly announced Footnote Press as consulting editor.

Lacey will work closely with Footnote Press managing director, Vidisha Biswas, to help curate the publisher’s inaugural catalogue.

Lacey helmed Myriad Editions for over 15 years before stepping down in October, and has held previous commissioning editor roles at Pandora Press, Unwin Hyman, HarperCollins and Jonathan Cape. Authors she has worked with include Lisa Blower, Margaret Busby, Cynthia Enloe, Lorna Goodison, Sheila Kitzinger and Dale Spender.

Footnote Press, announced last month in partnership with Bonnier Books UK, is a mission-oriented publisher of politically-engaged and socially-aware fiction and non-fiction. Focusing on migration, identity and marginalised knowledge and experience; its publishing will span history, philosophy, memoir, culture, current affairs and more.

The press will launch in early 2022 with its first books publishing in the spring.

Biswas said: ‘Candida is a true trailblazer, and I have been a fan of her bold and imaginative publishing for years. We are thrilled to have her join forces with us during Footnote’s crucial launch phase.’

The press is open for submissions and details can be found at Lacey can be contacted at [email protected]. Recruitment for an editorial director is also currently under way.