Tupelo Press Proudly Announces the Results of the Summer Open Reading Period

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that we will publish two manuscripts submitted to us during this year’s Summer Open Reading Period. The editors are grateful to have read (and reread) more than 1,300 Summer Open manuscripts that came to us, not only in record numbers, but in record quality—arriving at our doorstep from throughout … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 BERKSHIRE PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Julie Carr, has selected Green Island by Liz Countryman of Columbia, South Carolina as the winner of the 2022 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry! Liz Countryman will receive a $3,000 cash prize, in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Hala Alyan, has selected Country Songs for Alice by Emma Binder of Madison, Wisconsin as the winner of the 2022 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! Emma will receive a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 DORSET PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, John Murillo, has selected Asterism by Ae Hee Lee of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the winner of the 2022 Dorset Prize! Ae Hee will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a week-long residency at MASS MoCA worth $1,500 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

Announcing Our AWP Events

Tupelo Press:  A Celebration of Innovative Feminist PoetryAWP Off-Site Event via Zoom Wednesday March 23rd at 7PM ETFeaturing Laurel Nakanishi, Jennifer Militello, Tyler Mills, & Elizabeth Metzger Tupelo Press: A Reading & Celebration AWP Off-Site Event via ZoomFriday March 25th at 7PM ETFeaturing Alan Williamson, Noah Falck, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Dan Beachy-Quick, & G.C. Waldrep … Read more

Tupelo Press Authors Offer Tips on Crafting a Manuscript

Jennifer Militello, Author of The Pact “As you build, treat each section like a book all its own—with a hook at the start and an arc along the whole. Within that frame, press the reset button each time the energy lags, via a shift in tone or variety of form.” __________________________ Iliana Rocha, Author of … Read more

Thank You to the Preliminary Readers for the 2021 Berkshire Prize

A former human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and a high school teacher in West Africa, Amy Beeder balances an ear for meter with an often ominous tone, creating a musical, at times mythical, exploration of how we construct beauty and strangeness. She is the author of the poetry collection Burn the Field (2006), which critic Sandra … Read more

Thank You to the Preliminary Readers for the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize

Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, an affiliate reader for Ruminate Magazine, a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a doctoral student. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, was the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and is published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Semi-Finalists for the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize

Emma Aylor of Lubbock, Texas, Hydronym Emma Aylor’s poems have appeared in 32 Poems, The Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Northwest Review, and Fairy Tale Review, among other journals. The winner of Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets and a finalist for Narrative’s Twelfth Annual Poetry Contest, she holds a BA from the College of William & Mary and an MFA from the University of … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Denise Duhamel, has selected Night Logic by Matthew Gellman of Brooklyn, New York as the winner of the 2021 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! Matthew will receive a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book … Read more