Written by Emily Harstone October 27th, 2022

Stone Pier Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated May 23, 2024. They are currently closed to submissions.

Stone Pier Press is a niche publisher that describes themselves as “an environmental publishing company with a food focus.” They are a San Francisco based non-profit focused towards a climate-friendly food system. They say they do this by “publishing good books about good food and producing solutions-oriented news and tips. Much of our focus is on how to grow, eat, and dispose of food in a way that’s good for the planet.”

They are partnered with the established publisher Chelsea Green to distribute their books. We’ve reviewed Chelsea Green here. Chelsea Green has come under fire for publishing medical misinformation, as well as other issues with you can learn about here. Of course this sort of information does seem outside of Stone Pier Press’s focus and mission, but it is still worth knowing before proceeding.

The three primary categories of work they publish are children’s books, cookbooks, and gardening books. You can visit their catalog here. Although on their submissions page they say “We are accepting books in the following categories: narrative nonfiction, memoirs, guidebooks, biographies, young adult fiction, and literary fiction. We will consider cookbooks as well.”

Of course all of these categories have to be tied to the environment. They are not interested in work that does not directly intersect with the environment.

At this time it is important to note that they are not accepting children’s books, which is a note at the end of their submission guidelines:

Entries should include the first two chapters of a manuscript plus a cover letter introducing yourself and whether or not you’ve been published. They are only interested in electronic submissions, which must be made via email.

To learn more, visit their website here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.



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