Milkweed at #AWP17

Milkweed Staff — 01/11/2017

Join Milkweed Editions at #AWP2017 in Washington, DC from February 8–11! The largest annual conference for writers and publishers in the U.S., more than 12,000 writers, readers, and organizers will gather for four days of unparalleled conversation, networking, and access to the organizations, publishers, and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2017 conference will feature over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures—and Milkweed Editions will be among the over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations exhibiting at the bookfair.


  • WIN free books and tote bags by entering our giveaway!
  • MEET authors and SCORE signed books during three days of signings at our booth
  • SHOP special AWP discounts on new and backlist books
  • LEARN at over 25 panels featuring Milkweed staff and authors
  • HANG with our staff members at our booth (214 & 216) and our featured panels
  • HEAR all about manuscript submissions and our three poetry prizes—two of which feature prizes of $10,000!
  • CHAT about our internship opportunities, new independent bookstore, new digital initiatives, and so much more!



  • MILKWEED EDITIONS READING (F225) Friday, 1:30–2:45 | Room 202A, Convention Ctr Lvl 2. Featuring Dan Beachy-Quick, Deni Ellis Béchard, Rebecca Dunham, and Chris Dombrowski, introduced by Daniel Slager, our publisher and CEO.
  • GREATER THAN THE SUM: COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN PUBLISHERS (F140) Friday, 10:30–11:45 | Marriott Marquis Salon 6, Lvl 2. Featuring editors of Milkweed Editions, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, Pleiades Press, and A Public Space, including Daniel Slager, Wayne Miller, Brigid Huges, Kathryn Nuernberger, and Martin Rock.
  • NATIONAL POETRY SERIES READING: Thursday, 7:00–8:30 | Potter’s House Bookstore & Café, 1658 Columbia Rd NW. Featuring Justin Boening, Joshua Bennett, Jennifer Kronovet, Melissa Range, and Danniel Schoonebeek.



See you in DC!