* Submissions open through November 15! *
The 2022 Perugia Press Prize contest for a first or second full-length book by a woman-identifying poet is open for submissions until 11/15/21.

Publication of the winning manuscript comes with
$1,000, author copies, and other support from the press.

* Through a Red Place book launch *
 Thursday, November 4 - one week from today! 

This event will be held live on Zoom. It's free to attend, 


* Anniversary Book Sale & Support the Press *
In honor of our anniversary, we've added a coupon code 
to get 25% off of your entire bookshop cart through October. 
or to give as gifts by using the code: 25PERUGIA
Another way to celebrate is by donating to our nonprofit press. Please consider a $25 donation as an anniversary gift to support us as we move into our next decade. You can safely make 
Are you a Florence Bank customer? Florence Bank is donating $100,000 again this year to local non-profit organizations in their Annual Customers' Choice Community Grants Program, and account holders decide who gets the money! Please consider voting for Perugia Press this year. It takes just a moment to vote, and any nonprofit that gets at least 50 votes gets a share. 

Emerging BIWOC Poet Spotlight 
October 2021 Poet: Jihyun Yun

Yellow Fever

Call down the girl from the mud-slicked mountains, pluck the evidence of August from her head of shorn kelp. This caterwauling girl, less man than animal. Cheeks smeared wild from the chokeberries she picked, brambles at the river's lip too giving. Doesn't she know the stained hand of generosity, never to trust it? Nothing is free. China doll. Baby. Some men want you prim on their knee: lips bite red. The coal hue of your eyes irrefutable. You were never meant to be American. Your root, they believe they can taste: carnal amen, rice milk and spice. A winter sunrise fogged in the land of morning calm. All imagined, but no matter. You are still a girl. With luck, the guilty ones will wait awhile. When the first blood releases between your thighs, they'll come. You were born knowing to mourn this. 
from Some Are Always Hungry (University of Nebraska Press)

To read more about this poet and her work, check out our blog.

* 2020 Annual Report *

The Perugia Press Board has created our 2020 Annual Report. We are proud of, and energized by, the work we were able to accomplish during a challenging year, and we did it with the help of our poetry community of supporters, volunteers, readers, poets, and friends of Perugia Press. You are part of that circle. Read our 2020 Annual Report for a recap of our new initiatives and to learn how we've been continuing our mission to publish and promote emerging women-identifying poets and their work. 
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