The results of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Major Jackson has selected as winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize: Flight, by Chaun Ballard Judge’s Citation by Major Jackson: The poems in Flight unspool a rich and charmed history of survival into songs that celebrate the miracle of endurance in a country defined by the … 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

The results of the 2017 July Open Reading Period

Tupelo Press and the selection panel are delighted to announce our decisions for the 2017 July Open Submission Period. We congratulate the following poets, whose books will be published and distributed by Tupelo Press: Amy Beeder of Albuquerque, New Mexico, And So Wax Was Made & Also Honey and Noah Falck of Buffalo, New York, … Read more

The results of the 2017 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book

                        Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Aimee Nezhukumatathil has selected Anna Maria Hong of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as winner of the 2017 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second book of Poetry. Her manuscript Fablesque will be published by Tupelo Press in 2019.     Anna Maria Hong is the Visiting Creative Writer … Read more

The results of the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award

                        Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Meg Wade has won the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award for her manuscript, Slick Like Dark. Her chapbook, selected by Kristina Marie Darling, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2019.     Meg Wade is a former Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Creative Writing … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the 2017 Dorset Prize Winner

  This year our Dorset Prize was judged by Ilya Kaminsky, who – in a feat of nearly unprecedented generosity – read approximately 64 manuscripts, selected by the editors for his consideration, and in an even more magnanimous act, he wrote citations for every single one of those books. All of those citations are included … Read more

Tupelo Press Names the 2017 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award Winner

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Maggie Smith has chosen Ordinary Misfortunes by Emily Jungmin Yoon of Chicago, Illinois, as winner of the 2017 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize. Maggie Smith says: “I’m completely taken in by these poems, how they deftly balance lyric and narrative, history and the present, body and mind. These are poems … Read more

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

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

Tupelo Press and Kundiman Announce 2016 Kundiman Poetry Prize Winner

Tupelo Press and Kundiman are delighted to make the joint announcement that Tupelo Press Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Levine and Poetry Editor Cassandra Cleghorn have selected Sharon Wang of Ridgewood, New York as winner of the 2016 Kundiman Poetry Prize for her manuscript, The Republic of Mercy. Sharon Wang’s poems have appeared in journals including Blackbird, Omniverse, … Read more