We're launching an environmental imprint
August 3, 2020
Chin Music Press of Seattle has been publishing important, entertaining, and edgy work for the last 15 years. Recognizing this dedication, our colleague, Gregory Graalfs, came to us to establish an imprint with a focus on the environment. Together, we are looking for book-length manuscripts that promote appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our habitat and drive us to lobby for its preservation. Some themes that especially interest us are the connection between climate justice and racial justice, the social implications of global warming, and the preservation of open spaces. We will consider both works of fiction and nonfiction.
To submit your work or get more information from us. write to speak-at-chinmusicpress-dot-com and put "Environment" in the subject line.
Enter our autobiographical novel contest!
June 10, 2020
We have just launched our first-ever writing contest to find exciting new work. Our focus is the autobiographical novel, a genre that covers most memoirs, much literary nonfiction, and quite a few debut novels. If your manuscript is autobiographical in parts but blends fact with fictional elements, it qualifies. We're especially looking for work that begs for visual, graphic, or illustrative accompaniments. read more ...
Discover Nikkei reviews Persimmon and Frog
May 13, 2020
"In collaboration with Seattle author David Berger, Kimura has published a book which is part autobiography, part artistic statement, partial catalog of her lifetime's work...It includes personal photographs and journal entries, reproductions of her significant artworks, and the artist's own voice. It's an honest and intimate look at this artist's life, compiled from Kimura's diaries, interviews, and writings." read more ...
Report from the French Quarter
March 25, 2020
"...and suddenly there is a great split between now and then, and I wonder where the world where that day happened has gone, because we are not in it." -- Jessmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
The French Quarter has gone quiet. It is by far the quietest time of the over twenty years that I have lived here. It is quieter than it was after Katrina.
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