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Tampa, FL—Submissions for the YellowJacket Press (YJP) CHAPBOOK CONTEST for Florida Poets will open November 1, 2018. The winner(s) will receive $100, 30 copies of the book and will be invited to read with YJP in 2019.
GUIDELINES: Poetry manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages total, including 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents and acknowledgments. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida.
All entrants may receive a copy of the winning book. All submissions are through. Submittable. Mailed and emailed submission will not be considered.
To submit go to www.yellowjacketpress.org
Submission deadline is midnight December 10, 2018. The winner(s) will be announced in February, 2019.
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