Joey McGarvey is the senior editor at Milkweed Editions. Prior to joining Milkweed in 2015, she spent six years in editorial at Penguin Random House: first as an editorial assistant at Alfred A. Knopf, and then as an associate editor at Ballantine Bantam Dell. She earned her MA in nineteenth-century American literature and history at New York University, and her BA in English from Stanford University.
I work at Milkweed because I believe independent publishers help make contemporary literature more diverse, fascinating, challenging, critical, and impactful.
Joey acquires and edits books for the fiction and nonfiction lists. Please contact her with any questions about manuscripts, submissions, or international rights.