Welcome to the Submittable Page for Book Submissions to Green Writers Press & Green Place Books.
Thank you for your interest in our small, but mighty, publishing house located in southern, rural Vermont. Green Writers Press, an independent, Vermont-based publishing company, is dedicated to spreading environmental awareness and social justice by publishing authors who promulgate 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, Chard deNiord, John Elder, Dr. M Jackson, former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin, and Clarence Major. Our mission is to spread a message of hope and renewal through the words and images we publish. Throughout we will adhere to our commitment to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the earth. To that end, a percentage of our proceeds will be donated to environmental activist groups and social justice organizations. Read more at www.greenwriterspress.com.
We are a literary press that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and youth literature from picture books to young adult, with our imprint Green Sprouts being used for our picture books for younger readers (like our award-winning Josie Goes Green collection).
Our reading period for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry 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, mystery/crime, and biographies. If you want to designate your book for GPB, mention that in your cover letter but no need to as it usually pretty obvioius.
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. We will open the prize for submissions in 2019.
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) and (The Full Vermonty), 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, and team, 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, activists, artists . . .
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 is honored to announce the 3rd Annual Howard Frank Mosher First Novel and Short Story Prize. Celebrated Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher was head of the Green Writers Press advisory board and a dear friend of the press. He also worked as an editor (gratis) on our poetry book, Last Correspondence, by Leland Kinsey. GWP published Howard's short story "Kingdom County Come" in our anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction edited by Robin MacArthur.
This publication prize is for a novelist or short story writer who writes about Vermont and/or the themes that resonate so well with Howard's work: nature, small-town stories, love, friendship, forgiveness, Vermont, solitude, and rural life, that are part of Howard 's literary legacy. It is our hope at GWP to continue the literary, grassroots tradition of storytelling in our time that Howard loved so much. This award is especially poignant because Howard was a part of its creation before he passed away in January of 2017. The prize will be awarded annually to a writer of any age.
A percentage of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to a charity of Howard's choice in his memory. Read a NYTimes article about Howard here and most importantly, read his books, especially Northern Borders, Stranger in the Kingdom, and his short story collection Where the Rivers Flow North—just a sampling of some of our favorites.