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 & Artistic Director
Kristina Marie Darling
Tupelo Press Editor in Chief; Tupelo Quarterly Editor in Chief
David Rossitter
Managing Editor
Cutter Streeby
Director of Marketing
Allison O’Keefe
Operations Administrator
Kirsten Miles
National Director of the 30/30 Project; Executive Director of the Teen Writing Center
Cassandra Cleghorn
Poetry Editor and Associate Editor for Nonfiction
Wendy Chen
Prose Editor
Tiffany Troy
Associate Editor
Hasanthika Sirisena
Prose Editor
Xu Xi
Fiction Editor-at-Large
Elizabeth J. Colen
Nonfiction Editor
Gail Upchurch
Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Kate Bolton Bonnici
Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Erica Buist
Director of Social Media
Nancy Naomi Carlson
Associate Editor
Alan Berolzheimer
Consulting Editor