ANNUAL YELLOWJACKET PRESS (YJP) CHAPBOOK CONTEST FOR FLORIDA POETS:
Winners of the contest include: Dive by Heather Sellers of Tampa (2013); The Magician’s Daughter by Meryl Stratford of Hallandale Beach (2012); Girls Turned Like Dials by Liz Robbins of St. Augustine (2011); A Tiny Hunger, by Laura Sobbott Ross of Sorrento (2010); My Grandfather Singing by Jesse Millner of Fort Myers (2009); Better Accidents, by Kate Sweeney of Tampa (2008); Our Keen Blue House, by Michael Trammell of Tallahassee (2007); Many Loves, by Michael Hettich of Miami (2006); Message on a Branch, by Sharon Scholl of Jacksonville (2006); Night Windows, by Susan Lilley of Orlando (2005); Music in Arabic, by Mary Jane Ryals of Tallahassee (2005); Florida Straits, by Gregory Byrd of Clearwater (2004).
THE PETER MEINKE PRIZE:
Winners of the Peter Meinke Prize include Melissa Carroll for The Karma Machine; J.D. Scott for Night Errands, George Bishop for Following Myself Home, and Aliesa Zoecklein for At Each Moment, Air. Until this year, the contest was only open to Florida poets. Now it is open to any U.S. citizen.