GoGreenMachine.Org To Publish Fan Driven Content Book


When GoGreenMachine.Org was created, it’s intention was to be a collaborative project to bring people from all corners of the Ninja Turtle Multi-verse together. To centralize the passion, creativity, and love we have for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so that we could enjoy them on a level that had not previously been possible. While we think we have gone a long way toward this goal, we aren’t there yet. Which is why, today, I am pleased to announce our newest project:

Go Green Machine! – A Collection of Fan-tasic Art and Stories (Working Title)

After quite some time of sorting permissions and working out logistics, GoGreenMachine.Org is taking the next step in bringing the fans together and making your voices heard. We are publishing a book! But who is going to write this masterpiece? You Are.

Starting immediately, GoGreenMachine.Org will begin taking submissions of fan generated TMNT related art, photos, fiction, mini comics, personal profiles, stories, and anything else you can think of! A large selection of these works will be chosen to be included in the publication. This book is going to be created by the fans, for the fans. Our goal is to create a high quality tome of content that each of you can be proud of and allow you to make your mark in the mythos of the TMNT. You’ve given so much of yourself to the boys in green. Now it’s time for you to show the world.

Rules For Submission:
In an effort to not stifle creative juices, we would like to set as few rules as possible. If we are going to use something you submit but it needs to be modified for whatever reason, we will work with you to make it right. But please, no nudity or overtly sexual themes or scenes. Swearing and ninja-violence is ok.

All submissions must be 100% created BY YOU, and not have been published in anything else before.

What We Are Looking For:
Although we are hoping that people suprise us with content we didn’t even KNOW we were looking for, here is a list of ideas to get your brain jumping:

Art – This can be something you’ve done recently or something from your childhood
Photos – Were you at an event? Meet the Mirage gang at a Con? Run into Kevin at the supermarket? Or just had a Turtle-rific 8th birthday party? We want to see it!
Life Stories – If you’ve read this far into this announcement, chances are, the Turtles have touched your lives in amazing ways none of us could even dream of. So tell us!
Fiction – Are you one of those very talented writers who love putting our heroes in death defying situations? Tell us a story.

How To Submit:
Submit any entries directly to our administrator at: Stephan@GoGreenMachine.Org

All submissions must be accompanied by a high resolution photo of yourself (strongly encouraged, but optional), and a breif bio. These will most likely be included in the publication somehow to give each of you proper credit.

The Fine Print:
In submitting anything to us for publication, you are automatically stating that we have the right to publish your work without any compensation to you. Understand that you are doing this because you want to be part of something bigger than yourself, not because you are looking for a payday.

While we do not take ownership of any of the material you submit, we would ask that you not use these materials in future official publications. Blogs, social netowrking sites, etc are fine.


Q: Am I getting paid for this?
A: No. No compensation will be given. As mentioned before, you are doing this out of love your our fandom, and to make your mark in the turtle universe.

Q: Are YOU getting paid for this?
A: Yes and No. Publishing this book is most likely going to be very, very expensive. Currently, GoGreenMachine plans to publish the book ourselves. Out of our own pocket (somewhat fitting given the origin of the Turtles). So we can promise you that any money we make off these books will go to repaying our investment, funding the site (which is also paid for out of pocket by us), and investing into further TMNT fan projects. The bottom line is that this is a labor of love. You don’t walk away rich from something like this.

Q: When is the book going to be released?
A: We are shooting for a release in the neighborhood of the 2011 Turtles movie. That is of course, subject to change.

Q: If I submit material, am I guaranteed to be in the book?
A: Unfortunately No. The book will undoubtedly have a page limit, and if we get as large of a response as we are hoping, we are going to have to be selective.

Q: What is the deadline for submission?
A: Currently there isn’t one. So just send us stuff till we tell you to stop.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of submissions I can make?
A: Not officially, just use your best judgement.

Q: I would like to help fund, distribute, produce, edit, or design this book.
A: If you would like to help with the project in some other way than content submission, you may contact our administrator at Stephan@GoGreenMachine.Org. Relevent work experience in graphic arts, design, consumer products, etc. will most likely be required.

Any other inquires can be made to our administrator at Stephan@GoGreenMachine.Org

This Project is offically public knowledge, so please, spread the word!


20 thoughts on “GoGreenMachine.Org To Publish Fan Driven Content Book”

  1. This is an awesome project! I will see what I can come up with. Even if I don’t make it into the book it would definitely be something I would love to have. So expect 1 purchase from me!

    Time to spread the word!

  2. Sounds great! Excellent idea which I’m sure people will want to be a part of. I’m going to go dig thru my artwork! Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

  3. Sadly, more people than expected are reluctant to submit photos for their profiles in the book, so we have decided to make it optional. The post has been edited to reflect this.

  4. Holy Moly Stephan! You’re actually doing something a group of us had started to put together two years ago but never followed through on. How awesome!
    ::off to plunder my archives::

  5. That is SO cool! I would LOVE to see some of MY humble TMNT stuff published in a book!

    But what do you mean “not have been published in anything else before”? You mean like IN another book, or online? I’ve got some of my TMNT pics up on my DA page; is THAT okay?

    Just curious.

    I know ONE thing: I will DEFINITELY _BUY_ this WHEN/if you publish it…even if nothing of MINE is in it.

    Good luck!

  6. Yea, social networking and online display sites are totally fine. We just don’t want to have to deal with work that has appeared in someone elses book or publication because they could come after us for it.

  7. this is a great idea. thank you for doing this. i hope to get something made for is soon. i’m a camercial art student and i hope i can help with the design. Please tell me any news about this as soon as you can.

  8. What an arduous undertaking, but how very cool and exciting, too! I do have a few questions, though.

    Regarding fanfiction…

    1. What would be the maximum number of words allowed for stories/poems? Obviously, the 100,000+ word marathon would equal to a 400 page novel, so it goes w/out saying that we need to conserve. Yet, inquiring minds would like to know what should be the maxiumum number of words?

    2. What would be your guideline/suggestion for a writer who uses an OC in their story? Some stories, if not most, who use OC’s become mostly OC driven, with the TMNT’s acting as supporting characters.

    3. Can we do AU themed stories, or should we stick to the OT, NT, FT, Movie-verse adaptations? Many stories have the TMNT’s elsewhere than in the sewers. Will you consider all, or do you prefer keeping them canon to their original environment?

    Well, that’s about it. If I think of any more questions, I’ll post them here.

    And I hope I didn’t make things more complicated than they need to be, either. @-@

    Anyway, a huge congratulations for getting the ‘green light’ re: this crazy idea. :0) I’m just amazed that Mirage and whoever else holds the copyright reins have given you the okay to do this. I’m sure they’ll be getting a percentage, but then that’s only right.

    Have a great day!

  9. I’ve sent you an e-mail regarding this project so I won’t repeat myself too much.

    One question I will ask again though is what file format is prefered for art related files? I’d assume 300 res would be great, possibly a .tif file but only you know for sure.

    Previous works may be found at my deviant site but I’d be willing to produce something new for this book.


  10. Wow,
    Cool Stephan! πŸ™‚ Awesome idea. To curb production costs, maybe you should consider using http://www.blurb.com or another Print-on-Demand(POD) Book Publishing Service.
    Are you going to obtain an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for the publication or a UPC (Universal Product Code) ? Just wondering.
    Also, I’m assuming you have Mirage’s okay on this because it was linked on thier main page, right?

    Damn… now I have to try to make something AWESOME enough to be featured in the book… hmm…


  11. Wow, I’m so contributing to this cause! We needed a book for fans, by fans, and it’s about time someone goot of their shells and did this! *applauds* I’ll work up some stuff to send you, right away! πŸ˜€

    Btw, does it matter if some stuff we submit has been on sites such as fanfiction.net? Or devianART/Sheezyart? As long as we 100% own it?

  12. Hi there! Just wondering if you were still accepting submissions for the fanbased book. I would love to contribute if possible. ( or at least send some things for consideration)

    Thank you


  13. I have a few questions.

    How do you enter a full story from fanfiction.net?

    When is the deadline to enter your story?

    Will you be told if your story made it or not, before hand?

  14. have a few questions about the book where your fanfiction can be published.

    Where do you enter the title?

    When is the deadline to enter your stories?

    Can the story have already been posted on fanfiction.net?

    Can the story take place in any TMNT era, like Fast Forward or Back To The Sewer for example?

    Will you know beforehand if your story made it into the book or not?

    How do you send a short bio of yourself?

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