Ends on December 1, 2017

$12.00 USD

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 winning book. 

Submission deadline is midnight December 1st.  The winner(s) will be announced in February, 2018. 


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