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Micro-Residencies at Pilot Books

Monday, June 28th, 2010

FINANCIALS
Pilot Books Micro-Residencies
Summer 2010

Introducing an experimental micro-residency program for writers who want to work and write chez Pilot Books. Each receives a stipend, access to brainfulls of reading material, and hours of writing time punctuated by light literary conversation and the occasional sales transaction. Pilot Books will then publish the author-resident’s new poetry, prose, fiction, or comics in a limited edition chapbook series, “FINANCIALS.”

One-day ($80) and two-day ($160) residencies are available:

July 2
July 4
July 10-11
July 18
July 24-25
August 7-8
August 21-22
August 28
September 4-5

To apply, please send samples of your work to pilot@pilotbooksseattle.com. The more innovative the better. You may also include a short bio, statement of intention, or whatever else might help your case. Limited dates available. Procrastinot.

Note: We welcome applications from out-of-towners. The stipend may be used to cover the cost of travel and free lodging is available on one of many fine Seattle couches, “including mine,” says Summer.

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Elsewhere, Adam Robinson interviewed Summer from Pilot Books. Check out the interview to find out more about the store and the owner. Both are awesome.

Bookstore Interview: Pilot Books, Seattle

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I have done a couple interviews with booksellers that I’ll be putting up over the next weeks. I guess I get interested in stores that contact me to buy books. That indicates how hardworking they must be, and how smart, and how invested they are in the indie lit scene. I think it’s great.

This first installment is with Summer Robinson, who founded Pilot Books in Seattle. She’s a writer, a professional copywriter full time, and so aware of the indie lit scene that she says it’s easy to keep on top of what’s happening. And she doesn’t just stay current; as a dedicated bookseller she’s filling one the most important roles for publishing. I think it’s great and inspiring.

Go check out the Pilot Books website. There are lots of videos from the readings hosted at the store, and an online bookshop that presents books simply, but in an exciting way.

Email interview after the break. (more…)