Publishers : Tupelo Press

Tupelo Press

Tupelo Press
Dorset, VT

Books Per Year: 6
Publishes Hardcover Books: No
Publishes Paperback Books: Yes
Publishes E-Books: No
Average Royalty: Unknown%
Average Advance: On
Time to Publication: typically one year

Submission Information

  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Submission Methods
  • Accepts Unsolicited Manuscripts
  • Accepts Simultaneous Queries

  • SASE
  • Cover Letter

Response Times
Manuscripts: 3-5 months for contests throughout the year and the open

Additional Information
Competitions: Snowbound Series Chapbook Award This is an open poetry chapbook competition which begins in December. Submissions should be postmarked from December 1, 2006 - February 15, 2007. Guidelines for submission can be found here. Annual Tupelo Press Poetry Contest This is a contest for a first book of poetry, which begins in January Submissions should be postmarked between January 1, 2007 - April 17, 2007. Guidelines for submission can be found here. Dorset Prize The Dorset Prize is an open poetry competition, for which begins in September. The Dorset Prize Submission Period for 2006 is Closed July Open Submissions: Every July, Tupelo Press accepts book-length submissions of poetry, creative literary non-fiction, and memoirs. All 2006 July Open Submissions must have been postmarked by July 31, 2006. Submissions posted at a later date will not be accepted.

Contact Information

Editor in Chief and Publisher - Jeffrey Levine

An award-wining poet, his most recent volume of poetry, The Rumor of Cortez, published by Red Hen Press, has been nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award in Poetry. His first book Mortal, Everlasting, won the 2001 Transcontinental Poetry Award from Pavement Saw Press. The driving force behind the launch of Tupelo Press in 1999, it was his desire to promote the discovery, publication and distribution of work by new and exciting voices.


Managing Editor - Margaret Donovan

Margaret Donovan has overseen the publication of every Tupelo book to date. In addition, she is owner of Manchester Advertising, a small, full-service advertising agency located in Manchester, Vermont.


Editor - Nancy Naomi Carlson

Author of Kings Highway (WWPH), Complications Of The Heart (Texas Review Press), and Imperfect Seal of Lips (2005, Poems & Plays), her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Shenandoah. She teaches at the Writer's Center.

Editor - Judith Krause

Judith Krause is the author of three books of poetry including Silk Routes of the Body (Coteau Press).

Editor - Margot Schilpp

Margot Schilpp is the former Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly West and author of The World's last Night.

Editor - Ruth Knafo Setton

Ruth Knafo Setton is a fiction writer/poet, author of The Road to Fez.

Tupelo Press P.O. Box 539
Dorset, VT 05251

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 802-366-8185
Fax 802-362-1883