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

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2021 Berkshire Prize

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Victoria Chang, has selected then telling be the antidote by Xiao Yue Shan of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as the winner of the 2021 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry! Xiao Yue Shan will receive a $3,000 cash prize, in addition … 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

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2021 Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Tyehimba Jess, has selected Something Small of How to See a River by Teresa Dzieglewicz of Cumberland, Maryland as the winner of the 2021 Dorset Prize! Teresa will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a week-long residency at MASS MoCA worth $1,500 in addition to … Read more

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2021 Dorset Prize

Rachel Abramowitz of Santa Monica, California, The Birthday of the Dead  Rachel is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Oxford. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine Wave Composition, an intern at the Paris Review, a stock analyst (for three months), and has taught English Literature at The … Read more

Tupelo Press Proudly Names Our 2021 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award Winner, Runners-Up, Finalists and Semifinalists

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Mark Bibbins, has selected Bed by Elizabeth Metzger of Los Angeles, California as winner of the 2021 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award!  Elizabeth Metzger is the author of The Spirit Papers (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook The Nutshell … Read more