In memory of our friend and YJP Poet, Mary
Elizabeth (Bettie) Perez, this year’s competition has been dubbed the BETTIE Contest for Florida Poets.
The winner(s) will receive $200, 30 copies
of the book and will be invited to read with YJP during the AWP conference in
Tampa in March 2018.
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 are entitled to receive a copy of the
deadline is midnight December 1st. The winner(s) will be announced in February,