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General Contact Information

Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

PHONE: (612) 332-3192
TOLL FREE: (800) 520-6455
CUSTOMER SERVICE: orders@milkweed.org 

SUBMISSIONS: More information hereWe are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions.
For questions regarding the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry or the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, contact Bailey Hutchinson at bailey_hutchinson@milkweed.org.

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
BOOKSTORE HOURS: Milkweed Books is currently open Tuesday through Saturday with hours varying as we reopen. Please visit our Bookstore page for more information here

If you know which staff member or department you are looking to contact, please refer to our staff directory.


Orders

If your specific orders need is not addressed below, please contact orders@milkweed.org with your detailed request. 

INDIVIDUALS can order books directly from Milkweed Editions online, or anywhere books are sold (we recommend shopping at your local independent bookstore!). Orders outside the U.S. and Canada are available— please email orders@milkweed.org for more information.  

BOOKSTORES & WHOLESALERS: Milkweed Editions is distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada, and throughout the world, through Publishers Group West/Ingram.  

ORGANIZATIONS are eligible to receive special discounts on bulk orders of Milkweed Editions titles. These orders can be placed using the following discounts:

  • Organizations ordering 1-9 copies of a book not for resale may use coupon code BULK1-9 to receive a 15% nonreturnable discount. 
  • Organizations ordering 10+ copies of a book not for resale may use coupon code BULK10+ to receive a 40% nonreturnable discount. 
  • Organizations ordering books for resale or looking for wholesale terms, please email orders@milkweed.org to place your order. 
  • School and University ordering information can be found here
  • Milkweed Editions only ships orders via USPS at this time. 
  • NOTE: Above discounts cannot be combined.

RETURNS: We guarantee that every book shipped is a quality reading copy. If your order arrives damaged, you may return it within 30 days and we will credit your account for the full amount of the title or provide a replacement. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment used for the original purchase.

EBOOKS: To access your eBook purchase, please log into your Milkweed Editions account on your computer. From there, you can click on the “eBbooks” tab to access your digital files. You will need to download those files. You can either read the file on your desktop using iBooks or Adobe Digital Editions, or you can drag and drop the files to your plugged in e-reader. To read your eBook on the computer, we recommend downloading Adobe Digital Editions. To read your eBook on your e-reader, connect it to your computer with a USB cord, download the file onto the computer, and then click and drag or sync it onto your device. For information specific to your e-reader, check these websites: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Nook (Barnes and Noble), and Kobo. We do not recommend buying eBooks to gift through milkweed.org. 


Academic Resources

More information on desk and exam copies, school and university purchasing, and more can be found here


Reader’s Guides

When available, reader’s guides are accessible to book clubs, reading groups, and educators as downloadable PDFs via individual book pages


Bookstore

Information about Milkweed Books, the independent bookstore operated by Milkweed Editions, including hours, location and parking details, placing special orders, book club/bulk order information, and event pitches can be found on the Milkweed Books website here


Publicity, Media & Author Inquiries

All media inquiries related to Milkweed Editions, including interview, event, and review copy requests, should be directed to Claire Laine. You can reach her at claire_laine@milkweed.org or 612-332-3192. Please be sure your message includes the author name and book title, as well as your name, address, email address, phone number, and the publication for which you are writing or editing. High resolution book cover images and author photos can be downloaded directly via their respective pages on this website. You can find press-ready author bios on those pages as well.

Contacting Authors

We are unable to give out author contact information, but will be happy to forward postal mail and reader testimonials directed to our address.


Rights & Permissions

Please direct queries regarding foreign rights, film rights, audio rights, or subsidiary rights to our subagent, Maria Massie of Massie & McQuilkin, at maria@mmqlit.com.

Written permission is required to reprint or reproduce copyrighted material published by Milkweed Editions. In order for us to process your request in a timely manner, please submit the following to Fred Courtright of The Permissions Company at permdude@eclipse.net:

  1. Title and author of the Milkweed Editions book from which you wish to reprint materials, including the exact pages you wish to copy.
  2. Title and author of your publication.
  3. The publisher's name or title (ex., magazine, newspaper, or journal name).
  4. Publication date.
  5. Proposed list price.
  6. Estimated first print run.
  7. Your complete postal and email address.

 

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