Friday, October 11, 2013

Call for Poets: 8th Annual Chapbook Contest from Yellowjacket Press

YellowJacket Press

Eighth Annual Chapbook Contest
Florida Poets

October 1-December 1, 2013

All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida.  

Manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages, including title page and acknowledgments.  No e-mail submissions.  Include a brief bio, date you became a Florida resident, and SASE, along with $10 reading fee (Check or money order made payable to Gianna Russo).  
Include notice of previous publications of specific poems, if applicable.
Manuscripts will not be returned.

The winner(s) will be announced by March 15, 2014
 and will  receive $200 and 30 copies.  
All entrants receive a copy of the winning book. 

Previous winners:
The Magician’s Daughter by Meryl Stratford of Hallandale Beach (2012)
Girls Turned Like Dials by Liz Robbins of St. Augustine (2011)
A Tiny Hunger by Laura Ross of Sorrento (2010)
My Grandfather Singing by Jesse Millner of Fort Myers (2009)
Better Accidents, by Kate Sweeney of Tampa (2008)
Our Keen Blue House, by Michael Trammell of Tallahassee (2007)
Many Loves, by Michael Hettich of Miami (2006)
Message on a Branch, by Sharon Scholl of Jacksonville (2006)
Night Windows, by Susan Lilley of Orlando (2005)
Music in Arabic, by Mary Jane Ryals of Tallahassee (2005)
Florida Straits, by Gregory Byrd of Clearwater (2004)

To purchase one of the above, send an additional $7.00 along with your submission.
Send submissions to:
Yellow Jacket Press Chapbook Competition
c/o Gianna Russo
1410 E. Paris Street
Tampa, Fl. 33604
Postmark deadline December 1st  
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