The Van K. Brock Florida Poetry Series
While editing Isle of Flowers: Poems by Florida's Individual Artist Fellows, we realized that there were more good poets in Florida than even we had suspected. Florida has a number of successful, well-known poets whose books line bookstore shelves; however, we were struck by the number of excellent poets who had yet to achieve national status. In the Van K. Brock Florida Poetry Series, we want to publish poets who have worked hard on their craft and are in need of a push to get their poetry to a national audience.
During periods when we are reading, this is not a competition, there is no reading fee, and we have no guidelines or restrictions on who may submit a manuscript for the Van K. Brock Florida Poetry Series, other than that the poet must be a current legal resident of Florida.
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Current reading period details
We don't read for the Van K. Brock Florida Poetry Series every year, or on any particular schedule otherwise; it depends on the Press's workload and available funding levels. In short, if you're interested in submitting for it you'll have to check back here at the site for submission dates. In general, note that manuscripts postmarked outside the current period (if any) will not be considered. The series is open to entries only from poets who are legal residents of Florida at the time of submission.
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