Announcing the Results of Our 2021 July Open Reading Period

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that we will publish four manuscripts submitted to us throughout this year’s July Open Reading Period. The editors are grateful to have read (and reread) more than 1,400 July Open manuscripts that came to us, not only in record numbers, but in record quality—arriving at our doorstep from throughout … Read more

The results of the Second Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize

The editors of Tupelo Press are pleased to announce that final judge Kevin Prufer has selected as winners of the Second Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize: Winners “Revival at Diana Church of Christ” by Jacquelyn Malone “Flagstones” by Steve McDonald “God as Reflexive Pronoun” by Susan O’Dell Underwood Judge’s Citations from Kevin Prufer:  On “Revival at … Read more

The results of the First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize

The selection of a poem for a broadside carries a special charge: that the poem be one that warrants repeated readings, and that lends itself to visual design. The materiality of letterpress work, its embodied and tactile nature, can heighten one’s experience of the poetic image, typography, white space, and the lovely arc of narrative. … Read more

Fiction/Non-Fiction Submissions

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Tupelo Press is now reading submissions of fiction (including novels and short story collections) and creative nonfiction year-round. If you wish to submit: short story collections, novellas, and/or literary nonfiction/memoir – please send the entire manuscript novels – please submit no more than 100 pages along with a summary of the entire book. If we’re … Read more

Kundiman Poetry Prize

Deadline: March 15, 2016 (postmark or online submission date) Prize: $1,000 Now in its 7th year, The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets at any stage of their career. Winner receives $1,000 and book publication with Tupelo Press. Kundiman is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation … Read more

Tupelo Quarterly 9 Poetry & Prose Contest

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Tupelo Quarterly, a literary journal, extends and expands upon the vision of Tupelo Press, publishing work by emerging and established writers and artists of many sensibilities and styles. Tupelo Quarterly cultivates generous artistic community, celebrates intellectual curiosity and creative risk, and presumes abundance. We hold the gate open, not closed. Please send us one, single, … Read more

2016 July Open Submission

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Submission period: July 1 – July 31, 2016 (postmark or online-submission date) New in 2015, we’re celebrating our joint venture with 3: A Taos Press, with the July Open submissions to be read and selected by Andrea Watson, Publisher, and Veronica Golos, Director of Acquisitions, for 3: A Taos Press. Throughout the month of July, Tupelo … 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