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    Milkweed Editions publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and novels for young readers. Learn more about submitting work.

    [photoright=http://www.milkweed.org/templates/milkweed_homepage/images/mwlogo.gif]Milkweed Editions is happy to accept unsolicited manuscripts from authors of all backgrounds (previously published or not), and our editorial staff reviews each submission.[/photoright]OUR MISSION

    Milkweed Editions is a nonprofit literary press, publishing between fifteen and twenty books a year. Founded in 1980, we have published nearly three hundred titles and are dedicated to keeping our books in print. Our mission is to identify, nurture and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

    WHAT WE PUBLISH

    Milkweed Editions is happy to accept unsolicited manuscripts from authors of all backgrounds (previously published or not), and our editorial staff reviews each submission. In return, we ask that you familiarize yourself with our publishing list in order to determine if your manuscript is a good fit for our press. Submissions that do not initially meet the guidelines below will not be considered.

    Milkweed Editions receives about three thousand manuscripts each year, and we choose just a handful of those for publication. Our selection process is rigorous and focused on finding the best writing in each of the four following genres:

    • Works of fiction (novels, novellas, and short story collections): We do not publish genre fiction, by which we mean we are not interested in romance, science fiction, mystery, crime, or westerns. Please submit a query letter with three opening chapters (of a novel) or three representative stories (of a collection).

    • Works of literary nonfiction that often focus on the relationships between human and natural communities. We are not interested in manuscripts written for an academic, business, or scientific audience, nor are we interested in literary biographies. Please submit a query letter with three opening chapters (of a full-length book) or three representative essays (of a collection).

    • Collections of poetry (single-author collections only) that are at least 60 pages long. Please review our previous poetry titles to get a sense for what we’re looking for in a poetry collection. We do not consider inspirational poetry. Please submit a query letter along with the complete collection.

    • Books for young readers (middle-grade and YA novels) between 90 and 200 pages. We’re looking for full-length fiction. We do not consider picture books or poetry collections for young readers. Please submit a query letter with three opening chapters of the novel.


    OPEN SUBMISSIONS AND READING PERIODS

    Manuscripts will be accepted during the following open submission periods, and we will read and respond to submissions during the reading periods.
    • OPEN SUBMISSIONS:
      January – March
      July – September

    • READING PERIODS:
      April – June
      October – December

    We do our best to respond to submissions during the reading periods. Due to our staff size and the steady flow of manuscript submissions, our review time may take a little longer. Please be patient while we give your manuscript our full consideration. We cannot respond to letters, phone calls, or emails requesting manuscript status.

    Submission Manager (our electronic submissions system) will only accept submissions during the open submission periods. Any manuscripts mailed to us outside of an open submission period will be held for the next scheduled reading period.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT

    ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
    Milkweed Editions now accepts manuscripts online through our Submission Manager. If you're a first-time submitter, you'll need to fill in a simple form and then follow the instructions for selecting and uploading your manuscript. Please make sure that your manuscript follows the submission guidelines.

    If you have any problems using Submission Manager, concerns about your manuscript, or general questions, please contact us by email.

    [IFRAME]http://www.milkweed.org/submissions/[/IFRAME]


    PAPER SUBMISSIONS
    Though we strongly recommend that you use Submission Manager, we also accept hard copy submissions. Please enclose your submission and an SASE for response (or a stamped mailer if you'd prefer to receive the manuscript back after consideration). If you do not provide a way to return the manuscript, we will recycle the manuscript.

    Please address submissions to:
    Fiction Reader (or Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Readers, as appropriate)
    Milkweed Editions
    1011 Washington Avenue South
    Open Book, Suite 300
    Minneapolis, MN 55415

    [BREAK=Milkweed Submission Manager]
    [IFRAME]http://www.milkweed.org/submissions/[/IFRAME]


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