ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE INAUGURAL HELENA WHITEHILL BOOK AWARD

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Jane Wong, has selected Indifferent Cities by Ángel García of Champaign, Illinois as winner of the inaugural Helena Whitehill Book Award.   Ángel García, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is the author of Teeth Never Sleep (University of Arkansas Press), recipient of a CantoMundo Poetry … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 BERKSHIRE PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Diana Khoi Nguyen, has selected Jalousie by Allyson Paty of Brooklyn, New York as the winner of the 2023 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry!  Allyson Paty will receive a $3,000 cash prize, in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

TUPELO PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK PRIZE

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Traci Brimhall, has selected Revenge Bodies by Cate Peebles of Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania, as the winner of the 2023 Snowbound Chapbook Prize! Cate 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

TUPELO PRESS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THE 2022 DORSET PRIZE

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Phantom Number: An Abecedarium for April by Spring Ulmer of Essex, New York has been selected by Diane Seuss to win the 2022 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Ulmer receives an $8,500 cash prize, a writing residency, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Spring Ulmer is the author … Read more

ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE 2023 SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY CHAPBOOK AWARD

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Chen Chen, has selected Landsickness by Leigh Lucas of San Francisco, California as winner of the 2023 Sunken Garden Poetry Chapbook Award.   Leigh Lucas is a writer living in San Francisco. She has been awarded residencies at Tin House, Sewanee, and Kenyon, and been … Read more

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

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

Tupelo Press Announces the Semifinalists of 2021 Berkshire Prize

Semifinalists Rachel Abramowitz of Santa Monica, California, The Birthday of the Dead Rachel Abramowitz’s poems and reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House Online, The Threepenny Review, Seneca Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Oxford, and … Read more