Kundiman Prize

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.


Tupelo Press is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers.


Asian American poets at any stage in their career.


  • Submissions for manuscripts are open from February 1st to March 15th. We do not accept paper submissions.
  • Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and 50 – 70 pages in length.
  • Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
  • No illustrations, photographs, or images should be included.
  • The Kundiman Poetry Prize is judged by consensus of the members of Kundiman’s Artistic Staff and the Tupelo Press Editorial Board.


Click here to submit your manuscript between February 1st and March 15.