Announcing the Milkweed Fellowship!

Milkweed Staff — 05/06/2019

We’re excited to 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. The Milkweed Fellowship is grounded in our belief that books have the potential to change the way we see the world, and that equity is essential to a vibrant, diverse, and empowered literary ecosystem. We’re pleased to introduce this program on the heels of relaunching our internship as a paid program.

The Milkweed Fellowship intends to provide an alternative route to success in an industry where the prerequisite to an entry-level position is typically an unpaid internship. This learning-oriented position seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing—Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come.

This position is based in our Minneapolis offices and is full time (non-exempt, 40 hours per week, for 12–24 months), beginning in September 2019. Compensation includes a salary of $30,000 per year, generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits. Applications are now open via our Submittable page, and will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

For more information about the Milkweed Fellowship and how to apply, please visit

Milkweed Editions is committed to making publishing an increasingly diverse and inclusive industry. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses.

It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.

MILKWEED EDITIONS is one of the nation’s leading independent publishers. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our mission is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it. Read our story»

MILKWEED BOOKS is an independent bookstore located in the Open Book building in Minneapolis, and is operated by Milkweed Editions. We offer an eclectic inventory of literary books—specializing in those published by our fellow independent and nonprofit presses—as well as a robust events calendar, book club services, and three national subscription programs. Hours & location»