2020 Applications Accepted July 1st - 31st.
If you are interested in sharing your work at JaxbyJax, please submit an application here!
Information about the 2020 JaxbyJax festival will be added to the site throughout the summer and fall.
Jax by Jax 2020 is thrilled to introduce our new presenting sponsor: Baptist Health.
Through the continued generosity of Chamblin's Uptown & Bookmine owner Ron Chamblin, Jax by Jax will once again offer a cash award to the participating writers.
We are also pleased to announce that Lynn Skapyak Harlin will offer a short writing workshop with prompt in the documentary video.
Brilliant young writers from area schools will be featured in the Student Showcase.
And Jacksonville Writers Writing Jacksonville will read from their work in the first-ever JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival documentary video.
This celebration of Jacksonville talent would not be possible without the generosity, support, and enthusiasm of our sponsors, including Chamblin's, Baptist Health, Scribbles, and Brad Kuhn & Associates, LLC.
The writers and readers of JaxbyJax thank you!
Look for the announcement of the selected writers by August 31st.
Meet the 2019 writers below.
(Click on photo to see writer's name and bio.)
Click on the logos below
to visit our 2020 Sponsors
Uptown & Bookmine
Brad Kuhn & Associates
Documentary Film Debut
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our writers and their fans, JaxbyJax will not hold a face-to-face reading as part of the festival in 2020. Instead, we will produce a two-hour documentary video that will include readings, interviews, a writing workshop and prompt from Jacksonville legend Lynn Skapyak Harlin, and more. You'll be to able to watch again and again, at your convenience, and share the experience with others who might have missed a one-time event.
The documentary will debut at high noon on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at a computer near you, and play again on Sunday, October 18 at 7 PM.
2020 Student Showcase
2020's JaxbyJax Student Showcase will feature the work of talented Jacksonville students from Douglas Anderson, UNF, and FSCJ. Creative Writing Teacher Tiffany Melanson and Adjunct Professor Darlyn Finch Kuhn will work with the selected students to provide an outstanding video experience.
The writers who will read their work in the documentary will be announced by August 31, 2020. For an alphabetical list,
2020 Book Signing
The selected authors with books for sale who wish to do so will have pre-signed books available for purchase at Chamblin's Uptown and Chamblin's Bookmine.
2020 Women Writing for a Change
Learn about the newest anthology featuring WWFAC authors and enjoy an interview with leader Jennifer Wolfe.