Amazon has their Kindle Singles, Torrey House is launching our own Green Shorts series. We are calling for submissions of environmentally oriented fiction and narrative nonfiction that is longer than a typical blog and shorter than a book, say 10,000 to 30,000 words. We would initially publish these as e-book only, price them around $2.00 to $6.00, and sell them everywhere e-books are sold.
I will be reaching out to select folks at a number of environmental agencies, folks like wildlife and range biologists who have stories to tell and experiences that are worth reading about. These are often unsung heroes out working on the front lines of conservation who have a passion for what they do. For these guys it is personal and they have good tales. The issues might be wolf re-introduction, wildlife management, public land management, river and water protection, wilderness area protection, dam removal, beaver and watershed restoration or subjects like fire and wildfire ecology. The intrinsic value of wilderness and wildness is another favorite subject of mine that needs attention and idea development now more than ever.
If you have such an essay consider contacting me via our submission manager with your piece or with a query about your proposal. Take a look at blog entry Environmental, Topical Nonfiction Can Make a Difference for other subject ideas. I’d like to see some longish short stories/novellas as well that have a strong environmental theme.
Please pass the word. In the meanwhile, send in your green shorts hiking photos and we will look for a good theme shot to use for the series. firstname.lastname@example.org