Publisher: Tupelo Press Oct 23, 2008 0:05:37 GMT 2
Post by shayepoet on Oct 23, 2008 0:05:37 GMT 2
Brief description of the press and its mission:
Our mission is to publish thrilling, visually and intellectually stimulating books of the highest quality and production values while concentrating upon contemporary poetry, translations, fiction, and memoirs by the strongest emerging and established writers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and languages.
Year press began:
Awards received by your press and its authors:
Norma Farber First Book Award (Poetry Society of America), Whiting Award, ForeWord Magazine Poetry Book of the Year (4 times), Jane Kenyon Award for outstanding book of poetry, Metcalf Award (American Academy of Arts and Letters), and many others.
Open to unsolicited submissions?
Poetry: yes, during July of each year.
Fiction: yes, all year
For Poetry: July of each year for open submissions. See below for contests.
For Fiction: all year
Guidelines for submitting:
See website for guidelines
Dorset Prize, an annual open competition for all poets writing in the English language. $10,000 prize and publication. Submission period: September 1 through December 15 of each year.
First Book Award (in conjunction with the journal Crazyhorse). An annual competition for first books of poetry.
Submission period: January 1 through April 15 of each year.
Snowbound Chapbook Award. An annual competition for poetry chapbooks. Open to all poets writing in English.
Submission period: Dec. 15 through Feb. 15 of each year.
Number of books published in past year:
Average press run:
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Inc. (CBSD), Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Small Press Distribution (SPD)
Book launches, Tupelo Press Newsletter announcements, arranged readings, review copies of bound galleys followed by review copies of finished book, appearances at bookfairs such as AWP and BEA, press releases.