2020 Applications Accepted July 1st - July 31st.

If you are interested in sharing your work at JaxbyJax, please submit an application here!

The application process for JaxbyJax 2020 opens July 1, 2020. 

Please visit again soon!
Information about the 2020 JaxbyJax festival will be added to the site throughout the summer and fall. 

What is JaxbyJax?


Parking is available in the Duval Street garage at 33 West Duval Street (corner of Duval and Main). The library will validate parking at the checkout desk. There is also ample on-street parking, which is free downtown on the weekends.

JTA Skyway

The JTA Skyway will operate from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

2019 Women Writing for a Change

Pick up your copy of the Rise & Shine! anthology featuring WWFAC authors and enjoy an interactive writing experience.


2019 Student Showcase

2019's JaxbyJax Student Showcase will feature the work of talented Jacksonville students from DA, UNF, and FSCJ. Creative Writing Teacher Tiffany Melanson and Adjunct Professor Darlyn Finch Kuhn are working with the selected students to provide an outstanding experience.


2019 Venues

Jacksonville Public Library (Downtown)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

2019 Writers

Check out the Writer Photo Gallery on this page, or for an alphabetical list,

click here to go to the Writers Page

Meet the 2019 writers below.
(Click on photo to see writer's name and bio.)
Click on the Logos to visit our 2019 Sponsors
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Jacksonville Public Library  

(Presenting Sponsor)


Chamblin's Uptown
(Presenting Sponsor)
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Museum of Contemporary Art
(Presenting Sponsor)
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Florida State College at Jacksonville 


University of North Florida 
Women Writing for a Change   
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Bridge Eight Press


Yellow House
Brad Kuhn & Associates  
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts  
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Folio Weekly Magazine
Delegal and Poindexter, P.A. 
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More Information

Jax by Jax 2019 is thrilled to introduce our new presenting sponsor: Chamblin's Uptown. Through the generosity of Bookmine owner Ron Chamblin, Jax by Jax will offer, for the first time, a cash award to the participating writers.

We are also pleased to announce two exciting new side-by-side venues in the city center:
the Jacksonville Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).


Women Writing for a Change will kick off the morning's program with availability of their new anthology, Rise & Shine! and will lead an interactive workshop.


Brilliant young writers from area schools will feature in the Student Showcase.

Then, 31 Jacksonville Writers Writing Jacksonville will read from their work in 3 beautiful auditoriums, followed by an After-Party and book signing at MOCA. Poets from TAG of Yellow House and musician Kinney Harold will entertain, while we enjoy light bites and a cash bar.


This celebration of Jacksonville talent would not be possible without the generosity, support, and enthusiasm of our sponsors, including Chamblin's, MOCA, Jacksonville Public Library, FSCJ, UNF, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Women Writing for a Change, Bridge Eight Press, Yellow House, Folio Weekly, Delegal & Poindexter, P.A., Scribbles, and Brad Kuhn & Associates, LLC. 


The writers and readers of JaxbyJax thank you!

Look for the announcement of the selected writers in the Wednesday, August 21st edition of sponsor Folio Weekly!



2019 Afterparty

The JaxbyJax Afterparty and Book Signing will be held at MOCA, with cash bar, light bites provided by Delegal & Poindexter P.A., poetry by Teen Art Group (TAG) of Yellow House, and music by Kinney Harold.


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