Abby Travis is the Editor at Milkweed Editions. Prior to joining Milkweed in 2015, Abby served as Senior Editorial Assistant for Ploughshares and worked under the academic dean on program development and communications in the Office of the School of the Arts at Emerson College in Boston. She has also taught literature at Gustavus Adolphus College and writing at Emerson College, where she earned her MFA with a focus in creative nonfiction. She currently serves on the steering and communications committees of LitNet, a coalition of nonprofit literary organizations from across the United States that supports freedom of expression and promotes funding for the literary arts.
I work at Milkweed because, as a writer, I believe that all members of the literary ecosystem—from publishers to readers, educators to writers, donors to book-buyers—share responsibility for supporting, connecting, and challenging critical cultural conversations.
Abby is responsible for driving engagement with our communities though digital content and manages the internship program. Please contact her with any questions regarding internships, our digital presence, or communications.