DAW Books

Founded in 1971 by veteran paperback editor Donald A. Wollheim, along with his wife, Elsie B. Wollheim, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. Now over 50 years and 2,000 titles later, under the direction of co-publishers Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry.

Many stars of the science fiction and fantasy field have graced the pages of a DAW book, including Patrick Rothfuss, Nnedi Okorafor, Tad Williams, Seanan McGuire, Ben Aaronovitch, C. J. Cherryh, Mercedes Lackey, Kristen Britain, Melanie Rawn, C.S. Friedman, and Tanith Lee. DAW is strongly committed to discovering and nurturing new talent and seeks to publish a wide range of voices and stories.

Meet the Team

Betsy Wollheim


Sheila E. Gilbert


Katie Hoffman

Senior Editor

Leah Spann


Joshua Starr

Executive Managing Editor

Lindsay Ribar

Contracts, Finance, and Subsidiary Rights Manager