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Chin Music Press is a curiously bibliophilic indie publisher located deep in the recesses of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. For 15 years, we've been creating beautiful, engaging, and affordable books on a wide range of quirky and eclectic topics. Offering curbside pickup from 11am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or by appointment. Visit our online store.
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We're launching an environmental imprint
Bruce Rutledge
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!
Bruce Rutledge
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
Bruce Rutledge
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
David Rutledge
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. read more ...

FEATURED TITLES


We Lived Here:
Stories of Seattle's Central Area

Interviews by Madeline Crowley

Here Lies Love:
The Story of a Pop-up Building

Fernando Sancho

Spirited Stone:
Lessons from Kubota's Garden

Charles Johnson, Jamie Ford, Claudia Castro Luna, Samuel Green, and more

When the Waves Came
MW Larson

Persimmon and Frog
Fumiko Kimura with David Berger

Variations of Labor
Alex Gallo-Brown


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