About Us

Tupelo Press, Inc., which released its first five books in fall 2001, is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Tupelo Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company.

What we look for is a blend of urgency of language, imagination, distinctiveness, and craft. What we produce and how we produce it — from design to printing to paper quality — honors the writing in books which boast the uniquely sensual look and feel of a Tupelo Press book.

Readers and writers alike have already come to recognize both the aesthetic appeal and unique literary merit of Tupelo publications. No other press in America approaches the production standards of Tupelo Press. Tupelo has quickly established itself as the new standard among independent literary presses.


Our Team

Jeffrey Levine
Publisher & Editor in Chief
Jim Schley
Managing Editor
Marie Gauthier
Director of Sales & Marketing
Kristina Marie Darling
Tupelo Quarterly Editor in Chief
Sarah Russell
Administrative Director; Tupelo Quarterly Managing Editor
Kirsten Miles
National Director of the 30/30 Project; Executive Director of the Teen Writing Center
Cassandra Cleghorn
Associate Editor for Nonfiction
Nancy Naomi Carlson
Associate Editor
Alan Berolzheimer
Consulting Editor
Emily Breunig
Fulfillment Coordinator
Marlee Gaffey
Administrative Assistant; Editorial Assistant for Tupelo Quarterly