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

Announcing the Results of the 2020 July Open Reading Period

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. We read over 1,400 manuscripts that came to us from across the United States and around the world.   Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that … Read more

Tupelo Press Names Winner, Runners-Up, and Finalists For The 2020 Berkshire Prize!

Tupelo Press announces a change in the award for the 2020 Berkshire Prize. The previously-named winner of the 2020 Berkshire Prize, Nulifar Karimi, has withdrawn her manuscript from consideration for publication. While we’re sorry to lose the chance to publish Karimi’s book, we are so very excited to announce that Brandon Rushton’s manuscript, The Air in … Read more

Announcing the Results of the 2020 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Cornelius Eady, has selected Salat by Dujie Tahat of Seattle, Washington as winner of the 2020 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award.   Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington State. The author of Here I Am O My God, selected by Fady Joudah for … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the 2019 Berkshire Prize Results

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that our judge, Oliver de la Paz, has selected Iliana Rocha of Edmond, Oklahoma from an extraordinary field of finalists as winner of the 2019 Berkshire Prize for her manuscript, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez. [Photo credit: Vernon Ng] Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2020 Snowbound Chapbook Award

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that John Yau has selected Eric Pankey of Fairfax, Virginia as the winner of the 2020 Snowbound Chapbook Award, for his manuscript, The Future Perfect: A Fuge He receives a $1,000 cash prize, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Eric Pankey is the author of twelve collections of poems … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2019 Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Afterfeast by Lisa Hiton of Deerfield, Illinois, has been selected by Mary Jo Bang to win the 2019 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Hiton receives a $3,000 cash prize, a writing residency, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Lisa Hiton’s poems have appeared in Lambda Literary Magazine, New South, Linebreak, Hayden’s … Read more