YellowJacket Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Representative Authors: 

Peter Meinke, Susan Lilley, Michael Hettich, Mary Jane Ryals, Kate Sweeney, Michael Trammell, Liz Robbins, Christopher Tozier, Melissa Carroll

Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Local and regional bookstores and the website.
Editorial Focus: 

Established in 2005, YellowJacket Press (YJP) is an independent small poetry press and currently the only publisher of poetry chapbook manuscripts in Florida. YJP sponsors the annual YellowJacket Press Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets (OCT-DEC) and the Annual Peter Meinke Prize (summer). Renowned across the state, YJP identifies the state’s most vital and vibrant poets and brings their exhilarating, well-crafted poems to the public eye.

Tips From the Editor: 

We celebrate Florida's poets and poetry lovers by publishing poetry chapbooks through statewide contests for Florida poets. Manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages, including title page, table of contents, dedications and acknowledgments.
See website for details on each contest.

Contact Information
Gianna Russo, Founding Editor
1410 E. Paris St.
City: 
Tampa,
State: 
Florida
Zip / Postal Code: 
33604
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: July 28, 2014

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