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 if the work is placed elsewhere. Submissions may not be changed after entry. We do not accept previously published material.

Saturday October 8th 2 - 3:30 PM ET via ZOOM
Workshop Duration: 90 minutes

In this workshop on poetic erasure, we will come together as readers and writers to look at several examples of contemporary erasure works, move through exercises, and ultimately begin our own erasure poems/projects. We will begin by forming a general understanding of what erasure could be, where/how erasure exists in the context of contemporary poetry, and brainstorm why erasure is a relevant form given our current national and international sociopolitical landscape. We will then become familiar with several contemporary erasure works and artists, and start to notice various options when creating “rules” for an erasure project. Here, we emphasize the relationship between source text, form, process, and resulting erasure. Practice exercises will provide introductory methods for beginning an erasure finding ways “in” to a source text. Workshop will conclude with optional group sharing and suggestions for next steps.

Meet Your Instructor 

Leigh Sugar is a disabled & chronically ill Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based writer, editor, educator, and movement artist. Her varied professional activities include teaching undergraduate creative writing at New York University and the Institute for Justice and Opportunity, performing in durational dance installations, and editing anthologies by incarcerated writers.

Tupelo Quarterly is thrilled to announce the launch of a series of zoom-based workshops, which will focus on topics related to writing and professional development.  We are currently accepting proposals for workshops in the following areas: 


Close Reading in All Genres 

Hybrid Texts

Multimedia Texts

Poetry Films, Video Poems, & Cinepoetry

Collaborative Texts

Cross-Genre Projects 

All instructors will be compensated with a percentage of the proceeds from their workshop.  To submit, please include a current C.V. and a 250-word workshop description as a PDF or Word Doc.  

We are looking for reviews of books that change the way we think about language, literary tradition, and inherited forms of writing, books that are deserving of a wider audience and a more varied response from the literary community at large. Submit reviews, between 900 and 1,200 words in length, as .doc, .docx or .rtf files. Include a bio in the space provided for cover letters. 
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