THANK YOU for being part of our 2016

"Gratitude compels the recognition that we exist because of the gifts of others, that we are all connected. And gratitude reminds you that you already have everything you need, and is thus a restraint on consumption. Practicing gratitude in a consumer society is a powerful act of resistance." —ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

In many respects, 2016 feels like a year that has mostly taken: from the notable artists we've lost—including two of our own, Max Ritvo and Phebe Hanson—to the countless assaults on the bodies and fundamental rights of our brothers and sisters, our environment, and our democracy. At this moment, when the losses are so tangible and when consumerism is at its height, we offer our deepest gratitude for all you have given in 2016.

What We Believe

We believe that independent publishers and booksellers serve an invaluable role in America today. We provide a means by which readers discover different perspectives and new points of view, encouraging empathy and a sense of common humanity. As a nonprofit organization, we are empowered to make decisions about the books we publish based on our mission, not a bottom line.

If you believe, as we do, that the authors we support and books we publish are more essential than ever, please consider giving a year-end gift to Milkweed Editions today to help us continue to create beautiful, meaningful books. Click HERE to donate now.

Milkweed Books: Our Favorite Books to Give in 2016

Most bookstores do year-end lists and highlight the titles their booksellers have enjoyed selling over the past year. But given the fact that we (as Milkweed Books booksellers) have only been here for the past ten or so weeks, we've taken a slightly different approach. I'm happy to present this baker's dozen of books as a fair offering from us as a brand-new bookselling team. We have a shared love of quirky and well-done YA and science fiction.

Srikanth Reddy to Judge 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

One of the largest annual regional poetry prizes, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry celebrates a region rich with poetic heritage and seeks to support poets residing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Srikanth Reddy has been named as the 2017 judge. Submissions for the prize, now in its sixth year, will be open from January 2–February 15. There is no fee to submit. 

Submissions Open in 2017!

As 2016 comes to a close, our staff is eagerly looking to 2017—and new submissions periods! In order to facilitate a timely response, we will open separately for each genre. Additionally, Milkweed Editions participates in three annual poetry prizes—two of which offer $10,000 purses: the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, the National Poetry Series, and (in collaboration with Copper Nickel) the Jake Adam York Prize. For complete guidelines and access to our Submittable page, hop over to our submissions page: milkweed.org/submissions.

– 04/13/2017

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions at Open Book! Join us for an evening honoring poets, their vital place in our culture, and...

– 12/06/2016

Rigoberto González continues to change the landscape of American literature through his groundbreaking poetry, prose, and scholarship, providing readers with a redocumentation of our shared cultural memory. Join us for a conversation with González followed by celebratory readings from Elizabeth Alexander, Eduardo Corral, Hannah Ensor, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Saeed Jones, Erika Sanchez, Elisabet Velasquez, and Vickie Vertiz. Co-hosted by Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón. Presented by Poets House in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, Letras Latinas at Notre Dame's...

– 01/09/2017

Chris Dombrowski will read from and sign his new book, Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Elusive Fish.  

– 01/13/2017

Chris Santiago will read from his new collection of poetry, Tula

– 01/20/2017

Chris Dombrowski will read from and sign his new book, Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Elusive Fish.  

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