Chris Santiago wins 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

We are pleased to announce that Chris Santiago is the winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. For his manuscript, Tula, chosen from nearly two hundred collections from poets across the Upper Midwest, Santiago will receive $10,000 as well as publication by Milkweed Editions.

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Milkweed at #AWP16

If you’ll be in Los Angeles for this year’s annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to catch our authors in action! Here’s an outline of when and where you can find us.

In addition to slinging books in booth 724/726, we’ll be hosting multiple author signings each day, in addition to celebrating (all weekend long!) the launch of our biggest anthology yet: Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century.

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Young Readers Rise Up: A Letter from the Publisher’s Desk

The Silenced | Milkweed EditionsWe receive thousands of submissions each year—from agents, writers, and other publishers—and yet we can only publish 15-20 new titles. These numbers are tough from the perspective of those who submit, to be sure, but so is responding thoughtfully in a timely manner. While the submission process is usually straightforward if not painless, the exceptions are often quite interesting.

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June Newsletter


— Notes from the Field | The latest news from our authors with world-changing reach: Deni Béchard, Shawn Lawrence Otto, and Gaia Vince

— 35 Years of Poetry, Thousands of Poems | Introducing our full Spring 2015 list: Melissa Kwasny, Sally Keith, Parneshia Jones, Eric Pankey, and Brian Laidlaw

SPECIAL DISCOUNT | Celebrate our 35th anniversary early!

— Get Behind the Desk | Meet our summer interns, see what they’re up to, and apply for the fall internship session!

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The Other Side of the Desk: On Interning

Manuscripts | Milkweed Editions

How do you get a job as an editor? Who writes a book’s cover copy? How do you proofread poetry? The questions are many, and the answers are in the experience. Having spent almost a month in the office, we asked our summer interns to reflect on their work here in the office thus far and what they’ve learned since they stepped past the front desk. Whether you’re curious about the general publishing process or are interested in applying for an internship at Milkweed (fall applications are due July 15!), our current interns—who put in hours of hard work behind the scenes, for which we all are beyond grateful—offer a window into their world.

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