The contest for the 2019 Stone Pier Press Environmental Prize for Writers is open now and runs through September 7th.

Stone Pier Press is an environmental publishing company with a food focus. We publish solutions-oriented books and news that highlight sound choices we can make around how to grow, eat, and dispose of food. The goal is to promote a healthier alternative to a food production system that is a major source of greenhouse gases, eats up land, pollutes water and air, and is unhealthy for people and deeply cruel to animals.

If you've got a book idea that helps readers see the connection between our food system and a healthier planet we'd love to hear from you.

We’re soliciting manuscripts and book proposals for eco-oriented books that are both inspirational and a very good read. The winning manuscript or book proposal will receive $500 and be eligible for a publishing contract with Stone Pier Press. Runner up manuscripts will be short-listed for publishing consideration. 

We will accept books in the following categories: memoirs, guidebooks, children’s books, young adult fiction, and narrative nonfiction. 

Thank you so much for participating!

The Stone Pier Press Environmental Prize for Writers is open now and closes September 1st.

We’re soliciting manuscripts and book proposals (with sample chapters) for eco-oriented books that are both inspirational and a very good read. Our focus is on helping people make sounder choices around the way we grow, eat, and dispose of food. The winning manuscript, or proposal, will receive $500 and consideration for publication with Stone Pier Press. Runners up will be short-listed for publishing consideration. 

We will accept books in the following categories: memoirs, guidebooks, children’s books, young adult fiction, and narrative nonfiction. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entries should include either: 1) a book proposal and well developed sample chapter, or; 2) a full-length manuscript. We accept only electronic submissions. 

a) The proposal should include the following information:

  • Author biography.
  • Synopsis/plot summary.
  • The target market.
  • Illustrations (if appropriate), and projected length of the book.

The sample chapter should be:

  • Written in English.
  • Developed such that it can be published in the following year.

b) The manuscript should include the following information:

  • Author biography.
  • Synopsis/plot summary.
  • The target market.
  • Illustrations (if appropriate), and projected length of the book

3. Conditions of Selection

  • No more than 12 entries will be selected for the shortlist.
  • The selection process is final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into once the shortlist has been announced.
  • On the condition that your entry is shortlisted, you grant Stone Pier Press permission to consider your work for publication once the Prize winner has been announced.

4. Conditions of Winning

The prize is a $500 cash prize and the chance for a publishing contract. Negotiations would be between the publisher and the author/agent.

5. FAQs

Q. When will the winner be announced, and how will I know if my manuscript has been short-listed?

A. We will let you if you're a winner or on the short-list by October 15th of this year.

Q. Who will evaluate the entries?

A. Stone Pier Press is using a team of readers to review manuscripts. The strongest among them will be shared with Clare Ellis, publisher of Stone Pier Press. She will be making the final determination. 

Q. Will there be an award and a publishing contract? That is the plan. But we reserve the right not to hand out an award and publishing contract if the manuscripts we receive do not meet our publishing standards. 

Q: Can you give me feedback on my manuscript?

A: We cannot, unfortunately. Too many manuscripts! We're very sorry.



Stone Pier Press Environmental Prize for Writers