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Announcing the Results of the 2020 July Open Reading Period

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. We read over 1,400 manuscripts that came to us from across the United States and around the world.   Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that … Read more

Tupelo Press Names Winner, Runners-Up, and Finalists For The 2020 Berkshire Prize!

Tupelo Press announces a change in the award for the 2020 Berkshire Prize. The previously-named winner of the 2020 Berkshire Prize, Nulifar Karimi, has withdrawn her manuscript from consideration for publication. While we’re sorry to lose the chance to publish Karimi’s book, we are so very excited to announce that Brandon Rushton’s manuscript, The Air in … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the Results of the 2020 Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that Meredith Stricker of Carmel, California has been selected by Maggie Smith from among a field of seventeen finalists for her manuscript “re-wilding” to win the 2020 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Meredith Stricker will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a writing residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, publication … Read more

AWP 2020 Panels Featuring Tupelo Press Authors

Thursday 10:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.  R175. Love Poems in Place: Ecotone Poets in Fourteen Lines. (Kathryn M. Barber, Anna Maria Hong, Maryann Corbett, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Chad Abushanab) Room 305, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level Ecotone’s Fall 2019 Love Issue features poems in 14-line forms, including sonnets, rondels prime, and brefs double. In this … Read more

Announcing the Results of the 2020 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award

Tupelo Press is especially delighted to announce that our judge, Cornelius Eady, has selected Salat by Dujie Tahat of Seattle, Washington as winner of the 2020 Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Award.   Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington State. The author of Here I Am O My God, selected by Fady Joudah for … Read more

Announcing the Results of the 2019 July Open Reading Period

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. This year we received over eight hundred manuscript submissions from across the United States and around the world.   We would like to extend our sincerest … Read more

Tupelo Press Announces the 2019 Berkshire Prize Results

Tupelo Press is delighted to announce that our judge, Oliver de la Paz, has selected Iliana Rocha of Edmond, Oklahoma from an extraordinary field of finalists as winner of the 2019 Berkshire Prize for her manuscript, The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez. [Photo credit: Vernon Ng] Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing … Read more