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Now Open: Nonfiction Submissions
Milkweed Editions is will be open to submissions of nonfiction from January 15–February 15, 2017.
We publish primarily works of literary nonfiction that focus on nature and the environment, a deeply felt sense of place, and/or the the relationships between humans and natural communities. We publish few works of memoir that do not bear a direct connection to these themes, and we are not interested in literary biographies or in manuscripts written for academic, business, or scientific audiences. Please submit a query letter with three opening chapters (of a full-length book) or three representative essays (of a collection).
We prefer to receive manuscripts online through Submittable, but we also accept paper submissions. Please review our complete guidelines before submitting.