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🖊️Truchas Poetry Conference Open for Applications 🖊️

We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the Tupelo Truchas Poetry Conference, a writer’s retreat at Truchas Peaks Place in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. This destination offers each participant a spacious adobe-style hacienda, panoramic views, astonishing 12,000-book library, and sumptuous decor and cuisine. Faculty this year are Jeffrey Levine, … Read more

Dorset Prize Pro Tip #7: DON’T GIVE UP by Joshua Corey

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Joshua Corey, 2008 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Severance Songs“ (Tupelo Press, 2011), shares his advice: Here’s my tip for producing a prize-worthy manuscript: DON’T GIVE UP. By the time I got around to sending the manuscript of Severance Songs to Tupelo, it … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #6: Be a Vision Beyond by Thomas Centolella

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Thomas Centolella, 2015 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Almost Human” (Tupelo Press, 2017), shares his advice on moving beyond the self to make long-lasting art: At the end of a 15-page meditation on art, a poem called “Ars Longa,” I say: Leave … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #5: Dare, Spin, Climb: Arriving at your Final Manuscript by Lauren Camp

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Lauren Camp, 2014 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “One Hundred Hungers” (Tupelo Press, 2016), shares her daring advice to complete your manuscript: Spanish poet Antonio Machado wrote, “… there is no path, paths are made by walking.” In your manuscript, have you … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #4: Patience & Faith by Mario Chard

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Mario Chard, 2016 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Land of Fire” (Tupelo Press, 2018), shares his “impractical” advice: Everything I read about writing and publishing the first book was useful, even the tips I ignored. I wanted the poems to … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #3: A Doorway to Keep Going by Sandra Meek

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Sandra Meek, 2006 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Biogeography” (Tupelo Press, 2008), shares her encouraging advice on beginning, ending, and letting go of your poetry manuscript: If you’re reading this, you’ve likely been here before, casting your manuscript into the … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #2: Less is More by Ilya Kaminsky

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Ilya Kaminsky, 2002 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Dancing on Odessa” (Tupelo Press, 2004), shares his laconic advice on curating your poetry manuscript: My advice is simple: make a very short book wherein every single poem works. Think of it … Read more

Dorset Prize Tip #1: Finding an Arrangement by Jeffrey Harrison

We asked former Dorset Prize Winners to share their tips on “Making Your Dorset Manuscript.” Here, Jeffrey Harrison, 2011 Dorset Prize Winner and author of “Into Daylight” (Tupelo Press, 2014), shares his sage advice on arranging your poetry manuscript: “The poem should be a mixture of revelation and arrangement,” Charles Wright has said. So, ideally, should … 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