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.



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Submit up to 5 images, videos or mixed media works. If you are sending images, please send them in a small format for initial review (.jpg, etc.). If we need a larger file size or format for best reproduction, we will ask for that at a later date.

Please note that submissions will close December 1st.  We look forward to seeing your work!
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Use this category to submit translations that have been invited by our editors.  We prefer longer excerpts, ranging from approximately 5-10 poems, or for prose works, up to 20 pages.  Whenever possible, please include the original language piece along with your translation submission.  
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Use this category to submit works of translation.  We prefer longer excerpts, ranging from approximately 5-10 poems, or for prose works, up to 20 pages.  Whenever possible, please include the original language piece along with your translation submission.  
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Tupelo Quarterly is pleased to announce that submissions are open for the TQ14 Poetry Open, to be judged by Denise Duhamel.  Tupelo Quarterly's editors seek to cultivate a diverse and expansive vision of what poetry can be.  With that in mind, our contest is open to all forms and styles of poetry.  Please submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems of any sensibility. 

Finalists and Semifinalists will be selected by Tupelo Quarterly's editorial team, and all work will be considered for publication in TQ.  Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately at contactTQ (at) tupelopress (dot) org if a poem is placed elsewhere.  Attach all poems in your submission as a single document in .doc, .docx or .pdf form.

Please note that submissions will close December 1st. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.  We look forward to reading your work!  
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Tupelo Quarterly is pleased to announce that the TQ14 Prose Open, to be judged by Nick Flynn, is now accepting submissions.  

We would love to consider works of creative nonfiction, lyric essays, short stories, hybrid texts, flash fiction, and excerpts of longer prose manuscripts. Chapter One pieces should be submitted via this category. Send us work that surprises us, that expands our sense of what is possible within a literary text. 

Finalists and Semifinalists will be selected by Tupelo Quarterly's editorial team, and all work will be considered for publication in TQ14.  Submissions should be previously unpublished and may contain only one prose work, double-spaced, no more than fifteen pages.  Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately at contactTQ (at) tupelopress (dot) org if the piece is placed elsewhere. 

Please note that submissions will close on December 1st. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500. We look forward to reading your work!  
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Tupelo Quarterly seeks to cultivate dialogue between the literary arts and the fine arts.  With that in mind, we would love to consider text and image projects, collaborations between writers and artists, and other works that exist at the boundaries of genres and disciplines.  Please send up to 15 pages of cross-disciplinary material in PDF, .doc, or .docx format.  Submissions will close on December 1st.  As always, we look forward to reading your work!  
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.