The 2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize

2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize

Published by Tupelo Press 

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets at any stage of their careers. Winner receives $1,000 and book publication with Tupelo Press.

Click here for detailed guidelines.

And submit your manuscript here.
Tupelo Press is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers.

For a list of previous winners, click here.
Asian American writers living in the United States.
General Guidelines
  • Reading period begins February 1, 2015.
  • Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and 50 – 70 pages in length (single spaced).
  • Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
  • Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. The inclusion of a biographical note is optional. Your name, mailing address, email address and phone number should appear on the title page of your manuscript. 
  • No illustrations, photographs or images should be included.
  • The Kundiman Poetry Prize is judged by consensus of the members of Kundiman's Artistic Staff and the Tupelo Press Editorial Board. Manuscripts are not read anonymously. Learn more about our judging process.
  • Winners will be announced in June.
Guidelines for Electronic Manuscript Submission
Click here to access the Electronic Submission Application between February 1 and March 15.
Thanks for submitting and please spread the word!




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