1.  This event is open to all residents of Brevard County. It is conducted under the auspices of the Cape Canaveral Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and the Brevard Authors Society.

2.  Each participant can submit one original, unpublished poem. Each poem must be typed in standard size 12 font, single-spaced with 1 inch page margins, and may not exceed 1000 words in length.  

3.  Copyright remains the property of the author.

4.  The author’s name should not appear on the poem. Only the title of the poem should appear on the manuscript.  The poem must be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes: poem title, word count, author's name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, signature, and date.

5.  By making a signed submission, each entrant agrees to all the conditions outlined above. Submissions that do not meet these conditions will be disqualified.

6.  Submissions may be sent by regular mail, UPS, or FEDEX

7.  Each poem must be accompanied by its $10.00 entry fee.

8.   Poems will not be returned.

How to pay entry fee: Entry fees may be paid by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Please make checks or money orders payable to Cape Canaveral Pen Women.

All entries must be postmarked on or before March 29, 2019

Mail entry and cover sheet with payment to:

Brevard Authors Society, 4800 Yuma Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32953


All entries will be reviewed by panel of readers. Final selection of the top three winners will be made by judges appointed by the Cape Canaveral Branch, National League of American Pen Women, and the Brevard Authors Society.

Prizes:  First, Second, and Third Place Cash Awards; Five Honorable Mentions

Announcement of Winners

All winners will be notified by email by May 10, and the list of winners will be posted on canaveralpenwomen.org.

A Joint Awards Ceremony for the Brevard Poetry Contest and the Novus Annos Short Story Contest will held at the Brevard Central Library in Cocoa, Florida, May 25, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Questions about the poetry competition should be addressed to:  ccpw17@gmail.com

2019 Brevard Poetry Competition

Cover Sheet

Poem Title:  ­­­­­­­__________________________________________________________________________________________

Word Count: _______________________ 

Author's Name:  _____________________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address:  ____________________________________________________________________________________

                                    (house number, street)                                                                       (apt.)


                                    (city)                                                   (state)             (zip)

*Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________      

*Phone: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

I certify that the poem entered in this competition is my original work.

Author's Signature: ___________________________________________________________________

Date:  ____________________________________________ 

______________  $10.00 Entry Fee Enclosed

(Please check line above and include check or money order.) 

Mail to:

2019 Poetry Contest

4800 Yuma Trail

Merritt Island, FL 32953

*E-mail address and phone number of each contestant is mandatory.

We certify that contact information will not be sold or used for mass distribution by a third party