In a series of changes at Abrams, Jamison Stoltz has been promoted to editorial director of Abrams Press and the Overlook Press. Stoltz was previously executive editor of Abrams Press. Prior to joining Abrams in 2016, he was senior editor at Grove/Atlantic, where he worked for just over 11 years.

With his appointment, Stoltz succeeds Tracy Carns, who will leave Abrams at the end of August to enter a graduate playwriting program. Carns came to Abrams with the acquisition of Overlook in 2018, having worked alongside Overlook founder Peter Mayer for more than two decades.

In a statement, Stoltz said, “I’m proud of the high-quality and diverse list we’ve created with Abrams Press and am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead and help grow our adult fiction publishing, building on the foundation we inherited from Overlook, and which Tracy Carns has helped incorporate into Abrams.”

"It’s bittersweet to be leaving Abrams and Overlook and so many books and authors I’ve been privileged to publish,: said Carns in a statement. "All that said, I am beyond excited about my decision to pursue an MFA and am confident that the list founded by Peter Mayer and built by both of us, and brought to Abrams by {Abrams CEO] Michael Jacobs, will continue to evolve and grow."

In a second appointment, Tina Pohlman will join Abrams as executive editor of Abrams Press and the Overlook Press. Most recently, Pohlman was a literary agent at the Ross Yoon Agency, which she joined in 2020. Previously, she has also worked as executive v-p and publisher at Open Road and v-p and publisher of trade paperbacks at Crown.

“I have long admired the remarkable breadth and distinctive sensibility of the fiction and narrative nonfiction lists at Overlook and Abrams Press," said Pohlman in a statement, adding she is excited to have the opportunity to shape the future of Overlook and Abrams Press.