Moon Willow Press is an independent niche publisher committed to helping sustain forests while celebrating the written word. We supplement book publishing with a project exploring climate change and nature themes found in literature at Eco-fiction.com. In 2016 we expand this site with a new initiative, “Blowing Your Mind with Wild Words,” with ongoing interviews, database-building, discovery of old and forgotten eco-themed books, and a new subsite that allows you to read samples of green books before deciding whether you want to buy them. A lot of our work is voluntarily run, aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues via literature.
We launched in 2010 and began publishing print titles in 2011. Located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, we publish fiction, non-fiction, and prose that explore science, nature, and culture. First-time authors are given consideration, but please be sure to read the submission guidelines and sample book contract. We also run the Ecology in Literature and the Arts groups in Google+ and Facebook. Note that in the past we have published 4-5 titles per year, but beginning in 2016 are stepping up our Eco-fiction project and are now publishing only 1-2 titles per year.
MWP donated a percentage of sales to Eco-Libris, when its tree-planting program was in effect. Eco-Libris worked with world tree-planting partners in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Malawi, and other areas that suffer from deforestation. The program provided a valued source of economic and ecological aid to these areas. When Eco-Libris stopped its planting program, MWP began to donate to Trees, Water, People. We have also signed the Book Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing and choose printers that use recycled and forest-certified fibers. Read more about our environmental ethic.
Mary Woodbury is the owner of Moon Willow Press, a sole proprietorship business, license 84985 9467 RT 0001. MWP is registered with Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) Canadian ISBN Service System (CISS) and archives its publications with LAC’s catalogue.
The header image is of the fall foliage and mountains at Wells Grey Provincial Park, BC, taken by Mary Woodbury, owner of MWP.