Milkweed Editions

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Victoria Chang, Jos Charles, Robin Wall Kimmerer, J. Drew Lanham, Ada Limón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Margaret Renkl, Max Ritvo, Elizabeth Rush, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Richard Wagamese
Book Types: 
Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audio
Reading Periods: 
Dec 1 to Feb 28
Apr 1 to May 31
Jul 1 to Oct 15
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Publishers Group West

Editorial Focus

Milkweed Editions is one of the nation’s leading independent, nonprofit literary publishers, releasing twenty to thirty new books each year in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The press’s mission is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

Tips From the Editor

We are not currently open for unagented submissions (except for poetry prizes). Any changes will be announced by newsletter and on social media. Please learn more about our poetry prizes on our website.

Contact Information

1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Last updated: Feb 26, 2024