Tupelo Press

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Currenltly celebrating our 25th year, from the start, Tupelo Press has been devoted to widening the audience for contemporary poetry and literary prose by emerging and established writers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including, especially, women and writers of color, the LGBTQ, immigrant, and Native American communities. We aim to develop wider audiences for, and deeper understanding of, innovative, multi-cultural writing by essential participants in this conversation At the same time, we undertake to enhance the reading experience itself by publishing and distributing gorgeously designed and produced books. Tupelo Press has published and distributed 300+ well-reviewed titles, so many of them prize-winning, all of them, we believe, necessary. We have always privileged emerging writers, launching the careers of such notable poets as Ilya Kaminsky, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Maggie Smith, Ruth-Ellen Kocher & Dan Beachy Quick. Notably, women authors comprise over 65% of our list. Through multiple outreaches, important writing enriches our lives and help us to better understand ourselves and the worldwide community.

(413) 664-9711
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Jeffrey Levine
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Submissions Policy
Tupelo accepts submissions as follows: the Dorset Prize (open to all poets); the Berkshire Prize for a first or second book of poetry; Snowbound Chapbook Award; the Sunken Garden Chapbook Award, and the July Open Reading Period (for poetry). Prose and translations are accepted year-round. Submission guidelines are available on our website: www.tupelopress.org
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