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

Become the next Tupelo Press acclaimed author!

We welcome your submissions and offer many opportunities each year to submit your work to us.   General Notes   It is important that you read the complete guidelines for each contest or reading period before submitting your work. Writers submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without previous book publications. Submissions … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the 2015 Dorset Prize Winner and Finalists

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Edward Hirsch has selected Thomas Centolella of San Francisco, California as winner of the 2015 Dorset Prize for his manuscript, Almost Human.    The winner receives a $3,000 cash prize, publication by Tupelo Press, and national distribution. Thomas Centolella is the author of three collections of poetry: Terra … Read more

2014 Award and Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our Tupelo Press award and contest winners for 2014! Dorset   |   Snowbound   |   Berkshire   |   Sunken Garden Tupelo Press selected three manuscripts for publication from among an astonishment of deserving work submitted during our July 2014 Open Reading Period: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram of Buffalo, New York for Personal Science Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is a 2014 … Read more

Tupelo Press announces 2014 Dorset Prize winner

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that David Wojahn has selected Lauren Camp’s One Hundred Hungers as winner of the 2014 Dorset Prize. Lauren Camp is the author of two books of poems, The Dailiness (Edwin E. Smith, 2013) and This Business of Wisdom (West End Press, 2010). She was a juror for the 2014 … Read more

2014 Berkshire Prize Winner

Tupelo Prize Berkshire Prize for First or Second Book of Poetry

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Jeffrey Harrison has selected Jenny Molberg’s Marvels of the Invisible as winner of the 2014 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. Jenny Molberg earned her B.A. at Louisiana State University and her M.F.A. at American University. Her work has appeared in North American Review, … Read more

2003 Award & Contests Winners

Tupelo Press congratulates the 2002 winners of our awards and contests! Dorset Prize Winner The 2003 Dorset Prize, selected by judge Stephen Dunn, has been awarded to Rachel Contreni Flynn of Mundelein, Illinois for her manuscript Ice, Mouth, Song. Fourth Annual Poetry Contest The 2003 Fourth Annual Poetry Contest Judge’s Prize, selected by judge Campbell … Read more

2002 Award & Prize Winners

Tupelo Press congratulates our 2002 award winners! Dorset Prize Winner The 2002 Dorset Prize, selected by judge Eleanor Wilner, has been awarded to Ilya Kaminsky of Berkeley, California for his manuscript Dancing in Odessa. Third Annual Poetry Contest The 2002 Third Annual Poetry Contest Judge’s Prize, selected by judge Thomas Lux, has been awarded to Bill … Read more

2001 Contest Winners

Tupelo Press congratulates our 2001 poetry contest winners! Second Annual Poetry Contest The 2001 Second Annual Poetry Contest Judge’s Prize, selected by judge Gregory Orr, has been awarded to Aimee Nezhukumatathil of Fredonia, New York for her manuscript Miracle Fruit. The 2001 Second Annual Poetry Contest Editors’ Prize has been awarded to Matthew Zapruder of … Read more

2000 First Annual Poetry Contest Winners

The 2000 First Annual Poetry Contest Judge’s Prize, selected by judge Janet Holmes, has been awarded to Jennifer Michael Hecht of New York, New York for her manuscript The Next Ancient World. The 2000 First Annual Poetry Contest Editors’ Prize has been awarded to Amy England of Chicago, Illinois for her manuscript The Flute Ship … Read more