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GreenPrints Magazine

Literary Magazine





A quarterly magazine, filled with entertaining and inspirational gardening stories—in print and online.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
  • Acceptance rate:

Payssee Genres section for details

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 600

Max words: 1500

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $100-150

We’re not opposed to fiction, either, but don’t you agree that it should offer something special that the nonfiction stories we get don’t (i.e., don’t just imitate reality).

Nonfiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 600

Max words: 1500

Payment: $100-150

Essays, that evolve directly from personal experience and offer new insights or at least new ways of expressing old insights. A good, entertaining, clever, moving, funny story. One with, you know, a narrative. A plot. Where something happens—something remarkable, touching, unexpected, hilarious.


Payment: $ 20 per piece

We run about 1 poem per issue. The few we do take tend to be a) hands-on, dirt-under-the-nails, gardening poems b) not too saccharine, and c) rarely in rhyme, but most of all d) clever.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    In your cover message, please tell us something clever/witty/appropriate about yourself that we can use for our “Contributor’s Page” if we use your piece of garden writing.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We pay on acceptance, buy First North American Serial Rights (unless you’ve already published it somewhere else first; we’re happy to reprint garden writing pieces—as long as they’re good!).

  • Additional info

    We want the best, personal (important word, that) garden writing we can get. We focus on the human side of gardening. On the people as well as the plants. Make sure your story includes real people (with names), dialog, a “show, not tell” approach, and a strong ending. We’re happy to reprint garden writing pieces—as long as they’re good! We generally can’t find time to read submissions until the month after an issue deadline. So your garden writing submission is likely to lie fallow until late in February, May, August, or November.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

688 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

35 days

Fastest response time

1340 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

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    Always open




GreenPrints lives because people like you care about gardening—and about sharing with other gardeners. Without your garden writing, the magazine simply would not exist. So, thank you! Now, what do we want? 1. The best, personal (important word, that) garden writing we can get. Expressive, thoughtf...

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    Editor Bill Dugan avatar

    Bill Dugan


    Editor Kate Bruzzi avatar

    Kate Bruzzi

    Managing Editor

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    Amanda MacArthur

    Daily Editor