Sunday, May 31, 2009

seeing that today, May 31st, is a postal day of rest...

Zoiks!! We have decided that it's o.k. to post yr Meddlin' manuscripts on June 1st.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

More about The Meddling Kids Series

The Meddling Kids Series is the name of the first-ever open reading period for Pilot Books, and the subsequent manuscript that will choose from those we receive to be published in this semi-annual series.

Poems submitted should be written by poets ages 18 and older (not by kids). The audience for the poems is the same audience for the rest of the books we publish (ie: not really kids, though of course we're not opposed to kids reading our books!).

Short explanation: Pilot Books is reading chapbook manuscripts, and will choose one to be published in The Meddling Kids Series. We have a fondness for Scooby Doo, and sometimes feel like the meddling kids of the poetry world. And we like it that way.

Sorry for any confusion!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Introducing: The Meddling Kids Series

Just wait'll we get our hands on those books!

Pilot Books will hold our first open reading period in May of 2009 to select a manuscript to be published in our new Meddling Kids Series. Please submit 2 printed copies of your original poetry manuscript (10-25 pages of verse) postmarked between May 1st -May 31st , 2009. Include two cover pages--one with manuscript title, your name, address, email and phone; another with manuscript title only. Manuscripts will be logged in by an impartial third party, read anonymously by the editors and a panel of outside readers. A selection of finalists may be asked to submit their manuscript electronically. No SASE necessary, we will communicate via email. Post your entries, along with a $10 reading fee to the address below. (All entry $$ will fund the production of the selected manuscript.)

Pilot Books
39 Lilly Street
Florence, MA 01020

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