Joanna R. Demkiewicz is the publicist at Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit literary publisher in Minneapolis. As publicist, she communicates with the media, booksellers, event coordinators, festival organizers, and lots of authors. When she describes her work, she often calls herself a cheerleader, or a literary advocate. She has worked in promotion for a restaurant group and has founded a magazine featuring storytelling by women and nonbinary writers. Her writing and book reviews can be found in Guernica and The Los Angeles Review.