Graywolf Press is a nonprofit literary publisher with offices in Minneapolis, as well as a presence in the Bay Area and New York City. Our staff is currently working from home.
Graywolf Press will be closed July 5–July 9, 2021. Staff will be out of the office and away from their desks during this time.
250 Third Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (651) 641-0077
Fax: (651) 641-0036
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *preferred
The Graywolf virtual office is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Thursday, and 9:00AM to 3:00PM on Friday (Central Time). Our physical office is currently closed to visitors.
Instructions on how to request permissions can be found within Subsidiary Rights below.
Ordering Our Books
Graywolf Press books are printed on acid-free paper and are built to last. We use recycled paper whenever possible. We encourage you to ask for our books at your local bookstore.
Graywolf books are distributed to the trade by Farrar, Straus & Giroux via Macmillan. For any questions about ordering Graywolf books, please email Sales Director Casey O’Neil at email@example.com.
Bookstore Order Information[ more + ]
Macmillan Customer Service
Toll-free: (888) 330-8477
Address for orders:
Macmillan Publisher Services
16365 James Madison Highway
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Toll-free phone orders: (888) 330-8477
Toll-free fax orders: (800) 672-2054
International Order Information[ more + ]
Graywolf books are distributed internationally by Macmillan.
Ordering in Canada
(For independent, library, trade, wholesale, special markets, and warehouse club channels)
2440 Viking Way
Richmond, BC, Canada V6V 1N2
Phone: (604) 448-7100
Toll free phone: (800) 663-5714
Fax: (604) 270-7161
Toll free fax: (800) 565-3770
Publication dates and prices are subject to change without notice.
Academic Requests[ more + ]
Graywolf Press is proud to publish books taught in high school, college, and university classrooms around the country. Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss, and many other titles have also been chosen for Common Read programs at institutions across the country. Please contact Sales Director Casey O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about course adoptions.
One free desk copy is available for every twenty copies ordered for a course adoption. Click here for more info or to submit a request.
Examination copies of Graywolf books are available for a flat fee of $5.00 for all titles. Requests must be made in writing on school letterhead stating the title and ISBN of the book and the name and anticipated enrollment of the course. Please provide a campus mailing address. Make checks or money orders payable to Macmillan, and send requests to:
Macmillan Academic Marketing
175 Fifth Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10010
Allow three to four weeks for delivery. All requests are subject to availability and approval. Not valid for addresses outside the United States.
Reading Groups and Book Clubs[ more + ]
Graywolf Press has the perfect read for your book club! We publish books that will challenge your assumptions and stimulate conversation, from international fiction to memoirs and essays, provocative poetry collections, and more. Many of our authors are also available for in-person or Skype visits. Please contact Senior Publicity Manager Caroline Nitz at email@example.com for author availability.
Reading group guides and discussion questions for Claudia Rankine’s Citizen can be found on the book page and Citizen in the Classroom page. Many other books in the Graywolf catalog also have discussion questions posted on their individual book pages. If you are looking for questions for a particular title and can’t find them, please contact Sales Director Casey O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Editions[ more + ]
Graywolf Press is committed to making its books accessible to all. The font size in ebook editions of our books can be increased, and “text to speech” options are available. Graywolf donates books to Minnesota State Services for the Blind, which creates audio recordings for the vision impaired. We also seek out audiobook partners for key titles.
Some Graywolf titles are available in large print through Thorndike, and some titles are available in alternative formats through the Library of Congress. Please email Sales Director Casey O’Neil at email@example.com to request an accessible format of a particular book.
Book Donations[ more + ]
Graywolf Press is committed to getting our books into the hands of impassioned readers. Our book donations are a small, but key, part of that mission.
We give priority to:
- Organizations based in Minnesota
- Organizations with a personal connection to Graywolf
- Organizations with a mission that aligns with Graywolf or the titles we publish
- Organizations that support incarcerated communities
- Literary organizations that specialize in community outreach
With few exceptions, we do not donate our books to be sold or raffled off for fundraising purposes. We strongly prefer that our donated books are offered free of charge, directly to readers.
We request, but do not require, acknowledgment of the donation. Any narrative about the organization and its use of the book is particularly useful to us.
Some organizations receive regular donations from us throughout the year. If you know of an organization that could benefit from a regular influx of books, please reach out to Leslie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 612-641-0077.
Graywolf licenses subsidiary rights to our titles in many formats, around the world.
Permission Requests[ more + ]
If you are interested in reprinting part of a Graywolf book, please send the following information by mail, fax, or email to Fred Courtright of The Permissions Company (contact information below). Please apply for permission as far in advance as possible. We receive many requests and need adequate time to process them. Please do not send your request more than once.
For all requests
- Graywolf author, book title, and title of poem, story, or essay (or page numbers) you wish to use
- Your email address, fax number, or mailing address
For reprint in a book
- Details of how you’re using the requested material within your own work
- Title of your book
- Estimated price and page length of your book
- Format (hardcover, paperback)
- Estimated print run
- Territory requested (United States, North America, or world)
- Your publisher
For reprint in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, or journal
- Title of your publication
- Estimated circulation
- Your publisher
For reprint on a website
- Website address
- Length of time you wish to have the work posted
For a musical setting
- Details about plans for publishing, recording, or performing the work
For any other use, please send a query.
Rights Inquiries[ more + ]
Please direct paperback, foreign, audio, film/TV, and other subsidiary rights inquiries to Graywolf’s rights director, Associate Publisher Katie Dublinski, at email@example.com.
To download a copy of our latest catalog, please visit the Catalogs page.
Graywolf’s titles are represented by agents in the following territories. If your region is not included on this list, please contact Katie Dublinski directly.
Clementina Liuzzi Agency
Graywolf’s authors are recognized worldwide and the staff is outstanding in every measurable way.