2017 Pushcart Prize and Fall News

Green Writers Press has nominated the following authors for the 2017 Pushcart Prize: David Budbill and Leland Kinsey (posthumously), Su Smallen, Clarence Major, Sheila Post, Tony Whedon, and Sara Dillon.

With love and gratitude to the Budbill and Kinsey families in northern Vermont and the fiction and poetry writers we are honored to publish.

  • David Budbill – chapter excerpt: from Broken Wing (published posthumously) (Green Writers Press, 2016)
  • Sara Dillon – chapter excerpt: from Planning for Escape (Green Writers Press, 2016)
  • Leland Kinsey – poem: “Fish Eggs” from Galvanized: New and Selected Poems (published posthumously) (Green Writers Press, 2016)
  • Clarence Major – short story: “Chicago Heat” from Chicago Heat (Green Writers Press, 2016)
  • Sheila Post – chapter excerpt: “Higher Laws” from The Road to Walden North (Green Writers Press, 2016)
  • Su Smallen – poem: “Kinds of Snow” from Kinds of Snow (Green Writers Press, 2016)
  • Tony Whedon – poem: “The Tradition of the New” from The Hatcheck Girl (Sundog Poetry Center and Green Writers Press, 2016)

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GWP guides, Dede Cummings and Tim Weed, at the home of Ernest Hemingway outside of Havana.

GWP guides, Dede Cummings and Tim Weed, at the home of Ernest Hemingway outside of Havana.

The first GWP trip to CUBA with GWP author Tim Weed and cofounder Dede Cummings will be a chance to see a CUBA that tourists don’t get to see—we will explore off the beaten path, snorkel, hike, dance the salsa, hear the Buena Vista Social Club in Havana, do some birding and write with Cuban writers and visit some nature preserves to write in place—One of my favorite things last time, was when Tim took us to an organic farm and we were able to hang out with the woman who runs it and meet farm workers, etc. We’re looking forward to this trip with special enthusiasm given the recent U.S. election results for a few reasons. First, because it will to give us the opportunity to express our solidarity and strengthen our bonds with the Cuban people at a time when the continuation of the historical opening between our two countries is very much in doubt, and second, because in the current environment we feel that it’s more important than ever to link arms across the bounds of geography and national borders with those striving to protect our fragile planet.

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Please join us in celebrating the following awards for our writers:

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Katy Farber

Katy Farber

Green Writers Press is delighted to announce that The Order of the Trees by Katy Farber is a Children’s Fiction Honor Book Award Winner for the Green Earth Book Awards for 2016. The Order of the Trees is a middle-grade fiction/adventure novel set in Vermont, an exciting and thoughtful story of how a group of middle-school students work together to save a forest. The Nature Generation, a nonprofit that inspires environmental stewardship, recently announced the national 2016 Green Earth Book Award winners. The literature award is recognition of authors and illustrators whose books best inspire young readers to appreciate and care for the environment.

13521917_10153924992944682_7112678663056434097_nindiefab-gold-imprintTwo of our authors won GOLD at the annual Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards! Congrats to Lauren Aldelrfer, the author of Teaching from the Heart of MIndfulness, and Leslie Rivver, author of the YA novel Blackberries and Cream.


KABOOMcoverMKT.smlbrianAdamsAuthor_webRGBBrian Adams won a gold medal at the annual Literary Classics Book Awards for his YA novel KABOOM! which was also a runner up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition and listed as one of the 6 Best YA Books of Summer 2016 by Foreword Reviews!

mattedtalkM Jackson’s book While Galciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change won the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature from the Santa Monica Public LIbrary! The Library established the Green Prize to encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality books for adults and young people that make significant contributions to, support the ideas of, and broaden public awareness of sustainability. The City of Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Plan defines sustainability as “meeting current needs – environmental, economic, and social—without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.” The Green Prize is sponsored by the
Santa Monica Public Library and the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment. The other big news is M Jackson was invited to give a TEDx TALK at Middlebury College!

pen-oakland-2016-award-ceremony-flierclarencemajorannoucmentClarence Major was recently awarded the PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement. He will be a featured reader at the AWP/Association of  Writers and Writing Programs 50th Anniversary Conference, Washington, DC., February 8–11, 2017! GWP has a table at the Book Fair, and our newly published (and about to be) poets Su Smallen and Megan Buchanan will sign books. There will be an offsite reading/party for GWP (TBD) during the AWP Conference as well.

Anna with GoatcropThanks to all our READERS and a big heartfelt thanks to GWP Anna Mullen who went to Standing Rock (GWP helped sponsor a seat on the bus for 350-Vermont) with 350 and the Vermont Builders Delegation. Anna will write an article soon that we will share, but for now, here are a few photos from the trip. Please, pelase, help spread the word about STANDING ROCK! Suppliels and donations can be sent to Sacred Stone Camp.  Please, also, pray/meditate daily in support of the peaceful water protectors.