Adult Trade Books
Sierra Club Books publishes nonfiction books on the natural world and environmental topics for a broad general audience. Within this subject area we are interested in popular works of natural history, lively and accessible reportage on important environmental issues and stories, personal narratives with strong literary merit, philosophical explorations of humankind's bond with the natural world, and books about living sustainably on the Earth.
Currently we publish very few pictorial or photographic books, and even fewer works of fiction; however, we may consider such projects based on a query letter and sample materials. Please note special guidelines below on submitting photos or artwork.
General submission guidelines:
Address queries, proposals, and manuscripts to:
We regret that Sierra Club Books for Children is not currently accepting any unsolicited manuscripts or proposals.
Submissions to Sierra Club Calendars are by invitation only. However, nonreturnable samples - in the form of low-res JPEGs on a disc - may be submitted for consideration to:
Additionally, if you have a photography website please provide the URL.
Please note that we cannot critique sample materials, and we will contact you only if we can extend a submission invitation.