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 the Results of Our 2022 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Kimiko Hahn, has selected Why Misread a Cloud by Emily Carlson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as winner of the 2022 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award.   Emily Carlson is a mother, a teacher, and the director of Art in the Garden, a liberatory, anti-racist, LGBTQA+ welcoming, and joy-centered program … 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

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