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"Phenomenal Women" Poetry Competition

Sponsored by The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)  Vero Beach and Stuart Chapters

Celebrating Phenomenal Women in Women’s History Month

In conjunction with the Vero Beach Chapter of AAUW’s March 19, 2023, presentation:

Ami Brabson’s “Phenomenal Women” Cabaret©

ALL poets who are residents of the Florida Treasure Coast and Space Coast are invited to submit up to three poems (previously unpublished) about phenomenal women.


First place poet will receive $250.00 and a reading at the March 19th event in Vero Beach.

Second and Third place will read at the March 19th event in Vero Beach.

First, second, third, honorable mention and selected poems will be published in a chapbook by Seizin Press Vero© (an imprint of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation).


  • Submissions due by January 19, 2023
  • All adults ages 18+
  • Residents of Treasure Coast or Space Coast of Florida (this means you have a residence with a mailing address in the following counties: Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, or Brevard)
  • Maximum Line Length is 50 lines
  • Only previously unpublished works are allowed
  • Poems will be blind review; do not put your name anywhere except in the entrance form
  • $10 entrance fee and you may submit up to 3 poems in your entry

Further questions? Please email Dr. Jacque Jacobs: jjacobs@lrjf.org

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