GWP is starting the new year with an exciting slate of 2023 books coming out! We also have some staffing/freelance changes and a new intern (with more joining us this spring/summer).
Livia Cohen is a student at Middlebury College where she is majoring in History and Religion. Her favorite go-to book genre is memoirs (especially when written by rock stars). Raised in Atlanta, she loves the heat but has been enjoying the change of pace in Vermont where she can snowboard, rock climb, and mountain bike in her free time.
New Freelance Editors 2023
Cassie Fancher (Editor) is a writer, reader, editor, and former teacher and tutor from New Haven, Vermont. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida. She first became involved with Green Writers Press when her short story collection, Street of Widows, was awarded GWP’s Howard Frank Mosher Book Prize in 2019. More recently, her short story, “By the Way, This Isn’t What I Look Like” was published in the Nashville Review. Cassie currently lives in Central Florida, where she enjoys long walks in the swamp.
Sharyn Skeeter (Editor) was fiction, poetry, book review editor at Essence magazine and editor in chief at Black Elegance magazine. She taught journalism, writing, and literature at colleges and universities. Her poetry and articles have been published in magazines, journals, and anthologies. Dancing with Langston, her debut novel received the 2019 Gold Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Award (Multicultural Adult Fiction). She has given readings and participated in literary events in the United States, India, and Singapore. She’s on the boards of Hugo House and Earth Creative and is a former trustee at ACT Theatre in Seattle.
Maria Tane (Associate Fiction Editor) is a student at the University of Amsterdam where she is majoring in Literary and Cultural Analysis, with a focus on environmental humanities. She has a soft spot for fantasy and sci-fi stories because of their ability to nudge people to think beyond what seems possible, which she thinks is a skill we all need to practice more and more right now. When the sun decides to come out in her rainy city, she enjoys having picnics outside by the water. When it doesn’t, she pairs the smell of rain with lavender tea and with writing her stories of magic looming at the edges of the mundane.
Upcoming Titles in 2023
In 2023, we have some new titles coming out (or just released) that may be of interest, as follows:
The Ice Sings Back by M Jackson (Oregon resident)
The Coconut Crab by Peter Fong (Hartland, VT resident, part-time)
the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life, a YA novel by Alcy Leyva (NYC)
The Views from Mount Hunger by Marjorie Ryerson (VT author)
Altar to an Erupting Sun by Chuck Collins (VT author)
Midnight Water: A Psychedelic Memoir by Katherine Maclean, Ph.D. (VT author)
and last, but not least: Bernie’s Mitten Maker: A Memoir by Jen Ellis (VT author)
We are committed to publishing sustainably with care and respect for our authors and all our readers. Please join us in the new year to celebrate and be part of the journey!