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


SUBMISSIONS: More information here. We 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

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
BOOKSTORE HOURS: Milkweed Books is currently open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. 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.


If your specific orders need is not addressed below or have a rushed USPS Priority order, please contact with your detailed request.

INDIVIDUALS can order books directly from Milkweed Editions online, or anywhere books are sold. While we always aim to ship your order out in a timely manner, please understand that shipping times may vary due to our limited warehouse staff operations. Orders outside the U.S. and Canada are available— please email 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 to place your order.
  • School and University ordering information can be found here. (Please note we cannot fulfill course book direct orders to Barnes & Noble or Follett affiliated bookstores.)
  • Milkweed Editions only ships orders via USPS at this time.
  • NOTE: Above discounts cannot be combined.

RETURNS: 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. Bulk order organizations may receive a credit memo to use on future book orders in select cases.  

EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS: Click here to view full instructions on how to access your digital purchase.

Support Milkweed

Did you know Milkweed is an independent publisher incorporated as a nonprofit organization? Our work is made possible by sustaining funders and readers like you.

Make a donation here or join our membership program here. For more information contact Jane Townsend at

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.


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 Morgan LaRocca. You can reach them at 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

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

  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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