15th Anniversary Dorset Prize News!

Fifteen years ago, Ilya Kaminsky‘s utterly brilliant Dancing in Odessa won our first Dorset Prize (selected by Eleanor Wilner). In celebration of this milestone year for the Dorset Prize, Ilya has agreed to be our judge, and moreover, he has asked to read 60 manuscripts. Nobody knows better than Ilya the power of this prestigious book prize to bring international attention … Read more…

Join us over the rainbow!

Tupelo Press Writing Conferences: Truchas, New Mexico October 28 – 31, 2016 Some scholarship funds are available, please inquire on application. Jeffrey Levine says, “Year after year, season after season, as I return to the Tupelo conferences at Las Truchas in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico, I am reminded of the spiritual … Read more…

Tupelo Press Names the 2016 Berkshire Prize Winner

Tupelo Press Names the 2016 Berkshire Prize Winner

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Gabrielle Calvocoressi has selected Elizabeth Acevedo’s Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm as winner of our 2016 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. “Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm is the book I need right now. Maybe that’s selfish to say? I’ll still say it. Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm is a book that tells me this … Read more…

Tupelo Press and Kundiman Announce 2016 Kundiman Poetry Prize Winner

Tupelo Press and Kundiman are delighted to make the joint announcement that Tupelo Press Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Levine and Poetry Editor Cassandra Cleghorn have selected Sharon Wang of Ridgewood, New York as winner of the 2016 Kundiman Poetry Prize for her manuscript, The Republic of Mercy. Sharon Wang’s poems have appeared in journals including Blackbird, Omniverse, … Read more…

Tupelo Press Names the 2016 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award Winner

Tupelo Press Names the 2016 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award Winner

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Levine and Poetry Editor Cassandra Cleghorn have selected Feed by Suzanne Parker of New York, New York as winner of the 2016 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award. As you may know, C.D. Wright was slated to judge this competition. We honor her memory with our … Read more…

Just published! Canto General: Song of the Americas

Just published!  <i>Canto General: Song of the Americas</i>

Tupelo Press is pleased to announce the publication of Canto General: Song of the Americas, by Pablo Neruda, translated by Mariela Griffor with Translation Editor Jeffrey Levine. “The greatest poet of the twentieth century in any language.” –Gabriel García Márquez, of Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda’s epic poem Canto General is a prodigious work that scrolls … Read more…

July at the Studios at MASS MoCA

July at the Studios at MASS MoCA

Our midsummer Tupelo Press/MASS MoCA residency coincides brilliantly with MASS MoCA’s 15th annual summer music festival (“Bang on a Can”), the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Tennessee Williams’s “The Rose Tattoo” (with Christopher Abbott, Marisa Tomei, and others), plus the world premiere of Boo Killebrew’s “Romance Novels for Dummies” (with Justin Long and others), not … Read more…

Writing Conference in Truchas, New Mexico: Register Now!

Writing Conference in Truchas, New Mexico:  Register Now!

May 20-23, 2016, join us for a no-nonsense, intensive workshop conceived and presented by three of the most experienced poets and editors in the nation:  Jeffrey Levine, poet, Editor-in-Chief and founding Publisher of Tupelo Press, Mark Doty, prize-winning poet, and Veronica Golos, award-winning curator, teacher, and poet. Due to a last-minute cancellation, Tupelo Press is offering … Read more…

Tupelo Press Announces Our July Open Reading Selections 2014

Tupelo Press Announces Our July Open Reading Selections 2014

Tupelo Press is proud and honored to select the following three manuscripts for publication from among an astonishment of deserving work submitted during our July 2014 Open Reading Period: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram of Buffalo, New York for Personal Science Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is a 2014 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship. … Read more…

Submission guidelines

Become the next acclaimed Tupelo Press author! We welcome your submissions and offer many opportunities each year to submit your work to us. It is important that you read the complete guidelines for each contest or reading period before submitting your work. Writers submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without previous … Read more…