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.
YellowJacket Press has moved to using Submittable. Mailed and emailed submissions will not be considered.
We suggest that you read the sample poems in our catalog in order to get a sense of the YJP aesthetic. Even better, order one of our books to see if your work is comparable in quality, and perhaps style. Read the biographical notes about each poet, and compare that information with your own.
We publish poetry chapbooks (small, unified collections of poetry) of no more than 24 pages. We do not accept previously published full chapbooks, though individually published poems are fine (they should be listed in an acknowledgments page).
If this is your first time submitting, you will need to create an account before uploading your document. To do this, click “My Account” at the top right corner of the Submittable page.
1. Upload your submission as a Word document (.doc, .docx) or PDF.
2. Include a brief bio separately, along with the date you became a Florida resident, and notice of previous publications of specific poems, if applicable.
3. You will still be prompted to checkout. A modest $12 reading fee covers processing costs and helps keep YellowJacket Press viable so we can continue to publish and support Florida poets. You will be required to enter your credit card information in order to complete the submission.
Submissions begin on October 1st and end on midnight December 1st. The winner(s) will be announced in February, 2018.