Chin Music Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Young Adult
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Periods: 
Feb 15 to Mar 31
Sep 11 to Oct 25
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Consortium Ingram

Editorial Focus

Chin Music Press is a curiously bibliophilic indie publisher located deep in the recesses of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. For 18 years, the focus has been on creating beautiful, engaging, and affordable books on a wide range of quirky and eclectic topics.

Tips From the Editor

Manuscript submissions can be submitted using our online form at  We are accepting all genres at this time. There are no requirements other than the document must be formatted as a PDF or Word doc. Only one submission per reading period allowed. 

We fully believe that representation matters, and we are working on fostering and supporting this as much as possible. 

We especially encourage manuscript submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community members.

If interested in submitting to our imprint Reverberations Books, please visit their website:


Contact Information

Bruce Rutledge, Publisher
1501 Pike Place #329
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Sep 11, 2023