poetry open reading period for Tupelo Press
- July Open Submission Guidelines
Throughout July, Tupelo Press will hold open submissions for
book-length poetry collections (48-90 pages) and chapbook-length poetry
collections (30-47 pages). Submissions are accepted from anyone writing
in the English language (whether in the United States or abroad).
Make sure that your cover page includes the title, your name and
contact information, including address, phone number and email address.
There is a reading fee of $28 for each manuscript submitted. Why a
reading fee? We are an independent, nonprofit literary press. Reading
fees help defray, but do not by any means cover, the significant cost
of publishing the many books we select outside of our competitions.
Multiple submissions are accepted, so long as each submission is
accompanied by a separate $28 reading fee. Manuscripts that have been
submitted during this open reading period (July 2011) may not be
revised and submitted again unless they are accompanied by an
additional $28 reading fee.
In 2011, Tupelo Press is accepting online manuscript submissions. Visit
to submit electronically. The online submission system will be
accepting poetry manuscripts between July 1 and July 31, 2011.
Submission via Postal Mail
We also accept manuscripts via postal mail. Please include the $28
reading fee, payable to Tupelo Press, or utilize our online PayPal
option and enclose a copy of the receipt with your printed submission.
You may also include a self-addressed postcard for acknowledgment of
receipt of your manuscript and SASE for notification. Manuscripts will
not be returned. You may include an acknowledgments page, listing
previously published poems.
Your manuscript must be postmarked between July 1 and July 31, 2011 and
sent (along with a check or PayPal receipt) to:
PO Box 1767
North Adams MA 01247
For the first time ever, Tupelo Press has invited a guest editor to
bring a new editorial vision to the July Open Reading Period. We’re
honored to say that Nate Pritts, poet, editor, publisher and scholar,
has answered our call.
Nate Pritts is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection from
Lowbrow Press, Sweet Nothing, as well as four previous books of poetry.
Poetry Magazine called The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books)
"rich, vivid, intimate, and somewhat troubled" while The Rumpus
declared Big Bright Sun (BlazeVox Books) "a textual record of mistakes
made and insights gleaned... [in] a voice that knows its part in
His poetry and prose have been widely published, both online and in
print, in places like Southern Review, Columbia, Forklift Ohio, Gulf
Coast, Boston Review, and Rain Taxi, where he frequently contributes
reviews. He has his M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and his Ph.D. in
British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is
the founder and principal editor of H_NGM_N, an online journal and
small press. He lives in New York.
Whether or not you’ve submitted a poetry manuscript to the July Open
Reading period in the past, here’s an opportunity for a fresh reading
by a superb poet/editor.