The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for Chapbooks ~ Tupelo Press

The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize 
for Chapbooks
now open for submissions
August 1 – October 31, 2014
(postmark or online submission-date)
Final Judge:
Peter Stitt
$1,000 Prize
Last year’s winner, Ted Lardner, reading just two weeks ago from his  
brand new chapbook, We Practice For It.
The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize is a prestigious national prize for adult writers of chapbook-length poetry collections. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, publication, and an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival (check out the Festival here). The winner’s chapbook will be published by Tupelo Press in time for a reading at Sunken Garden next summer! Manuscripts are read and judged anonymously, and all finalists will be considered for publication.
Please read the complete guidelines here.

Three Tupelo Press Seminars, 

coming September and October


This fall, Tupelo Press offers three new seminars, combining reading and analysis of existing work with close attention to methods of revision for publication, and with time devoted to generating and reading new poems.


September 13-14, 2014: The Fickett Farmstead on coastal Maine.


October 11-12, 2014: Doolin, Ireland, County Clare, West Coast of Ireland on the sea.


October 31 – November 2, 2014: Truchas Peaks Place with Patricia Smith and Veronica Golos, Truchas, New Mexico


Our Mission


Our mission may in fact be unique in the realm of writing conferences: because confidence leads to mastery and self-reliance, our goal is to build confident writers. We anticipate that our conference and symposium offerings will be supple, not static, and will continue to blossom into a powerful tool in response to the joy and gifts that we have observed other writers receive and take away from our conferences.


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Call: (413) 664-9611
Write: Tupelo Press Seminars
243 Union Street #305, The Eclipse Mill
North Adams, MA  01247


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