Green Writers Press & The Hopper Literary Magazine

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
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. The Hopper believes that in order to refashion our lives to accommodate the knowledge we have of our environmental crisis, we have a lot of cultural heavy lifting to do. To reacquaint ourselves meaningfully with the natural world we have to turn our interpretive, inquisitive, and inspired faculties upon it. Through what we publish and the communities we encourage, The Hopper seeks to be a leader in this cultural re-centering.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Dede Cummings & Jenna Gersie
Contact Title
Publisher & Hopper Mg. Editor
Submissions Policy
Green Writers Press is a literary press that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and youth literature from picture books to young adult. 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. The Hopper is a lively environmental literary magazine from Green Writers Press. On our site you will find interviews, stories, essays, poetry, and art. These forms are paths towards an invigorated understanding of nature's place in human life and part of a new phase in nature writing that seeks to include a modern consciousness in narratives of place. The Hopper magazine is accepting submissions for Issue IV from October 15 to December 15. BEWILDER Long ago, to bewilder meant to lead astray, to lure into the wilds. To be bewildered is to be mystified, lost in pathless places. What lures you away from the known and controlled? What arises from the landscape of bewilderment, interior or real? The word bewilder begs to break apart into a command: be wilder. In what unexpected places do you find wildness? What moves you to re-member, to feel the wildness of your body? We're interested in work that: Offers new and different articulations of the human experience in nature. Specifically, nature writing that is psychologically honest about the environmental crisis and the impacts of mechanical modernity. Explores place as both the cultural and physical landscapes of an author’s region. Uses language to gain new insights into the natural world. Uses the natural world to gain new insights into language. Questions the divisions between nature and culture, wilderness and civilization. Interrupts the purely human narrative with non-human actors and speakers. Includes digital consciousness in the experience of the physical world. Investigates environmental injustice and how race, place, and space are all subject to policing. Interrogates and/or repurposes clichés for the needs of today. Elevates voices that were previously not often heard in this sub-genre. Seeks to question instead of proclaim. Is well written and deeply considered as well as feisty and brisk on occasion.
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