Milkweed Editions

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

A Note from the Editors

Dear Writers,

Since the start of our fiction open submissions period on May 1, we have received an unprecedented number of manuscripts. (Thank you, writers!) Due to this high volume, though, we will need to cap submissions at a total of 800. We expect to to reach this cap on or before Saturday, May 20. 

But, fear not! To accommodate those of you who have not yet submitted but still plan to, we will reopen for submissions of fiction on June 1. This period will last until Thursday, June 7 at 11:59 pm OR until we receive a total of 800 additional submissions, whichever comes first.

We apologize for the the inconvenience this causes, but please understand: These submission caps are related to (1) the volume limit of our Submittable plan, and (2) the amount of submissions our small staff can review within a reasonable period of time.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to reading your work! 
The Editors


Milkweed Editions will be open for several genre-specific reading periods in 2017. Descriptions and dates of each submissions period and prize can be found on our website; please check back as your intended submission period approaches. Additionally, we participate in three annual prizes for poetry, all of which include a cash prize and publication by Milkweed Editions. Please refer to our submission guidelines for more information.


If you are looking to apply to our next internship session, please stand by. We'll be posting updated guidelines and deadlines soon!