My Green Publisher is a new, small in-house alternative. We are dedicated to giving both our customers and our authors personal service and attention. Our books are produced as perfect bound paperbacks roughly 5 ½ ” x 8 ½ ” in size, with non-glossy full color covers. Our publishing capability allows us to produce small as well as large runs of our book titles, so we are able to keep all of our books in stock and available for purchase.
All books released in paperback will also be released as Ebooks (Electronic Books) for the Microsoft Reader, the Mobipocket Reader, Adobe PDF Reader, and Epub. Our ebooks are sold from our own Ebook website, and our ebooks will appear on at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Sony, iBooks (Apple), and a number of other ebook retailers throughout the Internet.
To Publish with My Green Publisher:
We are seeking quality, first time authors looking to take their first steps in publishing, or previously published authors interested in expanding their horizons and talents into new areas.
We are looking for submissions for the following genres:
Arts, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Children, Computers & Internet, Cooking, Crafts & Hobbies, Diet & Health, Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian, History, Home & Garden, Horror, Humor, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Parenting & Families, Pets, Poetry, Religion & Spirituality, Romance (Non-Erotica), Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self-Improvement, Sports & Adventure, Teens, Travel, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Non-Fiction
If you have any questions on content, please query us with your questions.
For all of our titles, we are looking for provocative and innovative works that speak from your own voice. We expect works to include all the elements of a good read: good stories, characterization and quality writing.
These are the criteria on which we review submissions:
Would it be a good My Green Publisher title based on its content and style? (see above)
Is it well written and cleanly edited?
Final manuscripts should be roughly 50,000—75,000, although some larger manuscripts, up to 130,000 words will be considered. We are accepting no single short stories. No advance will be paid. Royalties are paid quarterly at rates of 15% of retail or wholesale price for paperbacks, and 20% of the retail or wholesale Ebook price, whichever applies.
To submit: You must request to become an author at My Green Publisher. Once you have become an author, you can upload a book submission under the Author info menu
We want to know how the story develops from beginning to end. Note: this summary should NOT be over 1500 words long. Indicate what genre your story falls under (see above).
Send the entire manuscript. If you do not send the entire manuscript, we will delete it fromour files. Be sure to check the formatting requirements below.
For short story collections, include a brief synopsis of EACH story
Please indicate when submitting which category the work belongs (see above)
Information on any previous publication of the work, or portion of the work, you are submitting (if any), plus any other information you feel we need to know.
THE SUMMARY/SYNOPSIS IS A MUST! NO SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT ONE.
While it is certainly permissible to send your submission via snail mail, most submissions are currently sent via email in MS Word or MS Word compatible file attachments. Please remember, we have a large number of submissions to review and we ask for your patience. Do contact us if you have not heard from us within a reasonable time.
INTERNET AUTHORS PLEASE NOTE: If your work or any part of it has been previously published, or has been or is currently posted to an Internet Website, please let us know when you submit your query. You must have all publishing rights to the work when it’s submitted.
General: In addition to a good well-written story, an attention to grammatical detail will make yours stand out from a crowded field of submissions and draw our attention. We expect cleanly written, edited manuscripts. We do not have the editing staff available for extensive editing, so for the most part manuscripts need to be grammatically correct, checked for spelling, proper punctuation and typos. If a manuscript has a lot of errors, we will return it to you asking that you
edit it again before submitting again. We reserve the right to make those editorial changes to the manuscript that we feel are necessary to enhance the quality of the work. Any significant changes we find necessary will be called to the attention of the author.
Strunk & White’s Elements of Style can be used as a general guideline for grammar.
We prefer only lightly formatted documents, since most formatting will need to be omitted for our publishing requirements.
Please use normal paragraph indentations. Indent your paragraphs as customary for works of printed fiction. DO NOT use the space bar to indent. Use the tab key: The tab set at .5 is standard, although .3 is preferable for our needs.
Do not double space paragraphs, which is common on the Internet, but not for print publication.
In punctuating conversation, use double quotation marks, not single. Then use single quotation marks inside the double quotations when emphasizing a particular work or phrase. (This is opposite of the form used by many English/Canadian publications, but it is standard American form.)
Be sure your manuscript is TEXT only. DO NOT include in the document any images, pictures, tables, graphs or special characters. If you wish to include special characters or images of any sort within the document, please mention this to Fiona prior to submitting your manuscript. The above mentioned items need to be sent separately, not included in the file with your manuscript text. You can indicate within the document where you want the additional items to appear.
Be sure you are familiar with the proper punctuation of conversation. We have seen even quality writers fail to get the basic rules correct. We have an easy to use punctuation guide available on request. It will soon be added to the website.
On acceptance: Email submissions are accepted, with files attached in MS Word (Word 7, 2003 and below), rtf, or compatible files. We prefer to have the entire manuscript in ONE file. We use a standard text font, Times New Roman or Garamond.
To finalize our arrangements, an agreement will be signed between My Green Publisher and the writer, giving My Green Publisher the sole right to publish the work (both in the print and electronic—Ebook publishing rights) and spelling out the financial arrangements. Generally, new works are published within two to six months of acceptance.
We take all of your ideas, picture suggestions and font thoughts into consideration when building a cover. If you supply a picture it MUST have an artist credit. You cannot just copy an image from the internet and hope we can use it. There are severe legal issues with doing this. The size of the picture MUST be at least 4.9" x 9.51" (300dpi). If it is any smaller or any lower of a resolution, we will be unable to use it. While we welcome any of your ideas regarding cover art, please undestand, the final look is decided upon by My Green Publisher.
If you have any concerns about your cover, we are more than happy to discuss them with you. Please understand that our graphic designer has over 10 years of experience doing cover design, has a lengthy education in graphic design, so we typically know what we're talking about.
Marketing: Currently, much of our advertising is through the Internet. We encourage the participation of our writers (where possible) in either the marketing of their books to appropriate websites where the kind of genre they write will be sought after and welcomed, or in suggesting websites they are familiar with that My Green Publisher can link to. In addition to our Internet marketing, we have a weekly email newsletter to our online customers.
Submissions sent through regular mail can be sent to:
PF Publications: PO Box 702, Richland, MI 49083
NOTE: Guidelines are subject to change.