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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

The results of the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize

Kundiman and Tupelo Press are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize is Adeeba Shahid Talukder. Adeeba Shahid Talukder is a Pakistani American poet and translator. She translates Urdu and Persian poetry, and cannot help but bring elements from these worlds to her own work in English. A Best of … Read more

Announcing the preliminary readers for the July Open Reading Period

We’re pleased to announce the poets who will serve as preliminary readers for Tupelo’s July Open Reading Period: Angela Narciso Torres, Jeffrey Pethybridge, and Andrea Witzke Slot. Angela Narciso Torres’s poetry collection. Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. Her work appears in Spoon River Poetry Review, Nimrod, Colorado Review, Cimarron Review, Drunken Boat, and … Read more

Announcing the First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize!

Submission period: June 1 – June 30 (online submission-date)   Prize:  Three winners receive $350 each and broadside publication * The First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize is an open poetry competition. The editors of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly will choose three winners who will each receive $350 in addition to broadside publication by Tupelo Press, 20 … Read more

Introducing Our Preliminary Readers for the Snowbound Chapbook Award

As we begin to evaluate submissions for the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award, we are pleased to welcome several preliminary readers to our editorial staff.  This accomplished group of writers will assist with selecting the manuscripts that will be honored as finalists and forwarded on to our final judge, Lawrence Raab. ______________________________  A writer and visual artist, … Read more

Introducing Our New Fiction Editor and Nonfiction Editor

The editors of Tupelo Press are delighted and honored to announce that Xu Xi will be joining our staff as Fiction Editor, and Elizabeth J. Colen will serve as our Nonfiction Editor. Xu Xi’s transnational novel, That Man In Our Lives, was released in 2016 by C&R Press. Publishers Weekly describes this hybrid work as … Read more

Introducing Our Preliminary Readers for the Berkshire Prize

As we begin to evaluate submissions for the 2017 Berkshire Prize, we are pleased to welcome several preliminary readers to our editorial staff.  This accomplished group of writers will assist with selecting the manuscripts that will be honored as finalists and forwarded on to our final judge, Aimee Nezhukumatathil.     Preliminary Readers for the 2017 … 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

Dorset Prize Deadline Extended

Here’s an offer to help you enjoy the holidays. Heaven knows, we all deserve it. Our holiday cheer to you: we’ve extended the Dorset Prize deadline to midnight Sunday, January 15th. Have an eggnog on us, and send us your work today!