Green Writers Press | Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to the Submittable Page for Book Submissions to Green Writers Press.

Thank you for your interest in our small, but mighty, publishing house located in southern, rural Vermont. Green Writers Press is dedicated to spreading environmental awareness and social justice by publishing authors who proliferate messages of hope and renewal through place-based writing and environmental activism. In the past five years, Green Writers Press has expanded significantly, publishing such authors as Julia Alvarez, M Jackson, John Elder, and Clarence Major. Read more at

We are a literary press that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and youth literature from picture books to young adult, with our imprint Sprouts for Kids being used for our picture books for younger readers (like our award-winning Josie Goes Green series).

Our book (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) reading period runs from June 1 to September 1, at which time we will open up submissions again September 1 until June 1. Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we take three months off in the summer to read submissions. We value your work, our submitters, and do not charge a reading fee (only for the book prize) and we try to respond in a timely manner. Since we are a small organization, and so swamped with inquiries, we don't want you to feel lost if we don't get right back to you!

We also have a new imprint called Green Place Books that curates books that tell literary and compelling stories with a focus on writing about place—these books are more personal stories/memoir and biographies.

Our annual Howard Frank Mosher Book Prize in Fiction is a publication prize for a novelist or short story writer from Vermont, or one who writes about Vermont and/or the themes that resonate so well with Howard's work: love, friendship, forgiveness, nature, Vermont, solitude, that are part of Howard 's literary legacy. Vermont residency is not required. 


Our themes revolve around the environment and doing something to save it from greed and destruction. We like dystopian novels, fantasy (Polly and the One and Only World by Don Bredes), literary fiction about intense personal subjects (Hidden View by Brett Stanciu), humor (as exemplified by the work of retired environmental studies professor, Brian Adams, Love in the Time of Climate Change), science (check out While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change), and, most of all, we like good writing. 

You can read about our freelance editors on our website and we have the best interns on the planet. We march, we grow our own food, we care about social and migrant justice, we want to live with the smallest carbon footprint possible, we went to Standing Rock and stand with the Native American water protectors, we care deeply about the environment and the fate of Mother Earth. Oh, and we love to read and most of our editors are also working writers! 

Please join us, as reader, writers, activist, artist . . .
We look forward to reading your work! 

PS/ Last, but not least, we have a literary magazine (online and print) called The Hopper, but you will have to go to this link to learn more about submitting poetry, fiction, essays and artwork. Some of our Hopper authors publish books with us, too! 

Green Writers Press | Books