Thank you for visiting our submissions portal. Tupelo Quarterly accepts submissions of
poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, hybrid work and visual art during
open reading periods. Please read the guidelines for each category carefully. If no categories appear, that means the reading period is closed. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately at the contactTQ@tupelopress.org if the work is placed elsewhere. Submissions may not be changed after entry. We do not accept previously published material.
Ends on 5/1/2015
Please send us up to 5 unpublished poems of any style or sensibility, in .doc or .rtf format. Multiple TQ editors will consider each entry and select finalists. Please make sure your name is not on the uploaded document. You can enter your name and a short bio in the Submittable cover form. From the finalists, Brenda Hillman will select a winning poem. At no time will Ms. Hillman have any identifying information about the authors.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately at contactTQ (at) tupelopress (dot) org if the poem is placed elsewhere. Submissions may not be changed after entry, so send it as you wish to see it published. We do not accept revisions of contest entries.The author of the winning poem will receive $500 and publication in TQ7. Two runners-up will receive $250 each. Finalists will also be named and published. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication either in TQ7 or later issues of Tupelo Quarterly.
The Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this contest. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book or journal publications. Employees of Tupelo Press are not eligible. If Brenda Hillman is your current or former teacher, or if there is any reason at all that your integrity or ours could be called into question should you win the contest, please do not submit.
A contest entry fee of $20 (U.S.) must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, as long as each submission is accompanied by a separate $20 contest entry fee.
Why a fee? Tupelo is an independent, nonprofit literary press. Tupelo Quarterly’s contest fees will help defray, but not entirely cover, the cost of reviewing entries, the infrastructure supporting the journal, and help to enable Tupelo Press’ continued publishing of the beautiful books you love.
We are an online journal, and as such, will only accept electronic submissions. This saves paper, postage, time, and makes possible the work of editors and judges who live all over the world. Please upload a brief bio (no more than 50 words) in the cover letter form box below. Attach your contest entry as a single document in .doc or .rtf form. No PDFs, please.
Thank you for your participation and your support of Tupelo Quarterly. We look forward to reading your work!
Ends on 5/1/2015
Please note: in order to make it possible to give your work the consideration it deserves, we will accept up to 300 submissions. Once we reach that number, we will close the category in Submittable until the next round, so be sure to submit early.
Ends on 5/1/2015