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 The previously-named winner of the 2020 Berkshire Prize, Nulifar Karimi, has withdrawn her manuscript from consideration for publication.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 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

The Results of the 2019 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize

Tupelo Press Names the 2019 Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize Winner, Runners-Up, Finalists and Semifinalists North Adams, Mass.—Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that Timothy Donnelly has selected Diurne by Kristin George Bagdanov of Sacramento, California as winner of the 2019 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize. In addition to publication by Tupelo Press (and the … Read more

The results of the 2018 July Open Reading Period

The editors of Tupelo Press are delighted to announce their decisions for the 2018 July Open Submission Period. We congratulate the following poets, whose books will be published and distributed by Tupelo Press:  Nehassaiu deGannes, for Music for Exile Corey Van Landingham, for Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens  Citation for Music for Exile In Music … 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 2018 Kundiman Poetry Prize

Kundiman and Tupelo Press are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Kundiman Poetry Prize is Rohan Chhetri’s lost, hurt, or in transit beautiful. Rohan Chhetri’s first book of poems, Slow Startle (Winner of the ‘Emerging Poets Prize 2015’) was published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective. A chapbook of poems, Jurassic Desire (Winner of … Read more

The results of the 2018 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Carl Phillips has selected as winner of the 2018 Berkshire Prize: Ashore, by Laurel Nakanishi From the Judge’s Citation by Carl Phillips: Ashore is an elegant, incisive, and formally restive meditation, a meditation-born of juxtaposition-on life’s incongruencies: the myth of O’ahu as an “island/that sleeps on the ocean floor, … Read more