“Art-making is learned by immersion.” – Jane Hirschfeld
Green Writers Press is a publishing house, a small press, located in rural Vermont, with a mission to help spread a message of hope and renewal through the words and images we publish and to help foster a sustainable environment. We hope to share beautiful words and art with the world, and we’d love it if you would accompany us on this journey.
We use Submittable now (with absolutely no charge except for the occasional cash award contest). We will look at poetry, fiction, short story collections, environmental essays, children’s picture books, artwork, and photography. We are very interested in hearing from readers, writers, and artists. 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 value everyone’s contributions, big and small. Here is the link.
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.
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).
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 First Novel and Short Story Prize is a publication prize is 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. The link to submit (fee applies) is on our Book Submittable page: Here is the link.
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!
If you would like to submit to our literary magazine, please be sure to read through them. The Hopper literary magazine is on Submittable as well and there is a small fee for submitting to offset the cost of Submittable . . . We announce free weeks on our socials if you’d like to avoid the fee. Here is the link.
A word about timing . . . Please allow 3-6 months for a response. The one thing writers and artists should know, is that we have been swamped—happily so!—with submissions. We are having a hard time keeping up, so thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
Thank you and happy writing, along with your environmental and social justice activism!