November 15–December 31
Season of Giving 2018

Thank you for helping us reach our goal of 250 supporters this Season of Giving!


“Trees act not as individuals, but as a collective. Exactly how they do this, we don’t yet know.
But what we see is the power of unity. What happens to one happens to us all.
We can starve together or feast together. All flourishing is mutual.

—Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Mission-driven publishing relies on the sustaining support of our community. From the time we acquire a writer’s manuscript, through the development and editing process, through the design of the artful cover and interiors, through the building of a marketing plan—Milkweed works with writers for an average of three years before their book is published and we finally start to see financial returns on all that we’ve invested.

At Milkweed the list price of our books represents just half of what it costs to publish them. Yet we’re stronger than ever today because of YOU! When you give a sustaining gift to Milkweed, you’re investing in the future of independent publishing, you’re building a home for writers—one that can weather any storm—and you’re making books that will last.

Do Good, Feel Good


This Season of Giving, please make a special one-time gift or sign up to give a sustaining, monthly gift!

Milkweed is in it for the long haul with our writers—supporting their books for years after we publish them and hopefully earning the chance to publish their future work—and you can be too! If you choose to give a monthly, sustaining gift this giving season, you’re committing to support those books that are in the pipeline now for 2019, 2020, 2021, and beyond. We know that a meaningful gift means different things to each person, each family, and we are grateful for every dollar contributed and for the partnership in this work they represent.

On behalf of our team, the Milkweed family of writers, and readers everywhere: THANK YOU!

Do Good, Get Goods!


Want to do good, feel good, AND get goods? During this Season of Giving, if you sign up as a sustaining monthly supporter, you can also get special limited-edition perks!


$5/month: Put a Pin in It!

Publishers are not normally in the business of making books that aren’t actually books. And sharp readers have known for ages that good taste really just boils down to reading widely and often. To suggest anything else would be tacky—but, dear friends, who could resist a good pin (or a good pun) to announce your bookish elan? Perfect for that denim jacket lapel we know you have.

Super shiny gold metal plating with soft enamel fill.
Classic metal butterfly clutch fastener. 1” H x .75” W. Made in USA.

Available with a gift of $5 (or more) each month.
Ships in January.


$10/month: The Big Deal Mug

Few things say as much about a person as their mug. Why not have yours say “I appreciate the little things”? Like the feel of a wide ceramic base. Or an iconic styled flat-top handle, marked with a perching Milkweed butterfly. Graceful and chic, this is a generously sized basic waiting to deliver both the day’s first cup of coffee and the evening’s last tea. Encircled by the lines of Ada Limón’s “The Last Thing,” growing up the sides: “I can’t help it. I will / never get over making everything / such a big deal.” We can’t help it either.

Fine porcelain. 10oz volume, 3.5” H x 5” W.
Dishwasher and microwave safe. Printed in USA.

Available with a gift of $10 (or more) each month.
Ships in January.



$10/month: It’s Tote-ally Mutual!

This could be it. The last new tote you’ll need this year. Daunting, we know. But this bag is up for the challenge. Bold in black with hand lettering celebrating the words of Robin Wall Kimmerer and a sly peeping pattern of the Milkweed colophon (that’s “logo” to those in the biz), it’s simply the perfect vessel for all the tools of the trade: manuscripts, a laptop, that cozy oversize sweater you cannot leave home without. Keep your book and phone handy and safe from water bottle spills by slipping them into the luxurious 9.5” deep seam-to-seam pocket.

10oz black cotton with 25” spun poly handles.
14” H x 13” W with a generous 3” gusset and 9.5” pocket on one side. Made in USA.

Available with a gift of $10 (or more) each month.
Ships in January.


$25/month: Get the tote, the mug, and the pin!

Need we say more?
We didn’t think so.

Available with a gift of $25 (or more) each month.
All items ship in January.


Milkweed Editions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


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Remembering Milkweed Editions in your estate or retirement plans is a lasting tribute to ensure the future of independent publishing. Share this sample language with your attorney: I give to Milkweed Editions, Inc., a Minnesota non-profit organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ___ percent of my residuary estate (or the sum of $___ ) to be used where it is needed most by the organization.


Legal name: Milkweed Editions, Inc.
EIN: 41-1365177
Contact: Meagan Bachmayer

Want to learn more?
Meagan would love to chat with you!