Tupelo Press Announces July Open Reading Period Selections 2016

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.   Tupelo Press will publish and distribute three of the submitted manuscripts. We are proud and honored to select for publication:   The Book … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Excerpted from Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare, by Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla. Available now from Tupelo Press.  Click here for more.   “Queen of Autumn” Sweet Potato-Apple Bake With its layers of raisin-studded sweet potatoes, sautéed apples, caramelized onions, and spot-on spices, this dish is a bright … Read more

Discover our free Reader’s Companions

“The City” began as an exercise, an attempt to work with the form David Ferry invented in his “One Two Three Four Five”: a single word is repeated in each line of a five-line poem, placed initially toward the front of a line and with each succeeding line moving further toward its end. I didn’t … Read more

Tupelo Press Names the 2016 Berkshire Prize Winner

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Gabrielle Calvocoressi has selected Elizabeth Acevedo’s Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm as winner of our 2016 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. “Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm is the book I need right now. Maybe that’s selfish to say? I’ll still say it. Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm is a book that tells me this … Read more

Berkshire Prize

2022 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry Submission period: January 1 — April 31st (postmark or online submission-date)Final Judge: Julie CarrPrize:  $3,000 The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a … Read more