Submissions & Prizes

Please refer to our submission guidelines for information and deadlines.

Submissions to the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize are open from April 1–May 31, 2021. Full details.

Milkweed Fellowship

Applications for the Milkweed Fellowship will be open until August 15, 2022, at midnight. The Milkweed Fellowship is a paid, one- to two-year, learning-oriented position that seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing—indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come. Learn more


Applications to our Summer 2020 internship program close on March 11, 2020; all applicants will be notified by mid-April.

Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks an Engagement Coordinator. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: communications coordination, warehouse fulfillment, data entry and reporting, database management, and events support.

Ideal candidates will be highly organized professionals with strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. We are looking for self-starter candidates who thrive with a wide range of responsibilities and types of work, who are adaptable to operational needs, and who are interested in what we do as an independent publisher and a nonprofit. Previous experience working with data entry and data management, and in support of a team across areas of operation is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Salary: $40,000–45,000, depending on experience. Please note that Milkweed complies with all COVID-19 prevention requirements and recommendations issued by the state of Minnesota to keep our staff safe and do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. This is an on-site, Minneapolis-based position.

Please submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter addressed to Katie Hill in one combined PDF via Submittable, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Your cover letter should express your interest in this position and articulate how it aligns with your professional experience and personal goals.

It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.

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