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On the heels of relaunching our internship program as a paid program, we’re excited to now announce the launch of the Milkweed Fellowship, a paid, 1–2 year immersion program designed to offer a comprehensive experience in book publishing for individuals who may not otherwise have access or means to pursue a career in the industry.
Awards & Prizes
Khaled Mattawa, judge of the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, has selected Patrick Johnson to be recipient of the 2019 prize for his manuscript Gatekeeper.
✨ Limited-edition offer in honor of Ada Limón and The Carrying! Give a donation of $25 or more to support Milkweed’s publishing program and receive a beautiful, custom mug featuring Ada’s poem “The Last Thing” from her National Book Critics Circle Award-winning collection.
Jake Skeets writes about the cover of his debut collection of poems, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers (forthcoming September 2019), which features the portrait of his uncle, Mr. Benson James, taken in 1979 by Richard Avedon in Gallup, New Mexico.
Authors / Awards & Prizes
Upon accepting the National Book Critics Circle Award, Ada Limón delivered a powerful speech about women and community. Read the full speech here.
Awards & Prizes
We are pleased to announce that judge Mark Doty has selected Brooke Matson’s collection In Accelerated Silence as winner of the next Jake Adam York Prize, presented in partnership by Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions. Matson will receive $2,000 and her collection will be published by Milkweed in February 2020.
Beginning with our Summer 2019 cohort, Milkweed Editions will relaunch its internship program as a paid program. With this step, Milkweed seeks to address significant barriers to publishing careers by offering a more viable and equitable internship experience.
News / Roundup
Our staff is constantly deep in the weeds of all the news about our books—what’s new or coming soon, new conversations about books published years ago—and if you aren’t constantly on the lookout, it might be easy to miss what’s happening in all corners of the literary internet. Enter this new series, in which our staff rounds up the latest not-to-be-missed Milkweed highlights.