Announcing the Results of the 2019 July Open Reading Period

This year, the editors at Tupelo Press are grateful to have had the chance to read and reread your manuscripts that came to us in record numbers — and record quality. This year we received over eight hundred manuscript submissions from across the United States and around the world.   We would like to extend our sincerest … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the 2019 Berkshire Prize Results

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that our judge, Oliver de la Paz, has selected Iliana Rocha of Edmond, Oklahoma from an extraordinary field of finalists as winner of the 2019 Berkshire Prize for her manuscript, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez. [Photo credit: Vernon Ng] Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing … Read more

Introducing Our Preliminary Readers for the Snowbound Chapbook Award

As we begin to evaluate submissions for the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award, we are pleased to welcome several preliminary readers to our editorial staff.  This accomplished group of writers will assist with selecting the manuscripts that will be honored as finalists and forwarded on to our final judge, Lawrence Raab. ______________________________  A writer and visual artist, … Read more

Introducing Our New Fiction Editor and Nonfiction Editor

The editors of Tupelo Press are delighted and honored to announce that Xu Xi will be joining our staff as Fiction Editor, and Elizabeth J. Colen will serve as our Nonfiction Editor. Xu Xi’s transnational novel, That Man In Our Lives, was released in 2016 by C&R Press. Publishers Weekly describes this hybrid work as … Read more

Introducing Our Preliminary Readers for the Berkshire Prize

As we begin to evaluate submissions for the 2017 Berkshire Prize, we are pleased to welcome several preliminary readers to our editorial staff.  This accomplished group of writers will assist with selecting the manuscripts that will be honored as finalists and forwarded on to our final judge, Aimee Nezhukumatathil.     Preliminary Readers for the 2017 … Read more