The Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest is free and
awards cash prizes to winners.

 Linda Wallin © 2017

Linda Wallin © 2017

The Helen Schaible International Shakespearean Petrarchan Sonnet Contest 2018 Guidelines and Rules


Have you ever wondered what it might be like to write a great sonnet, like Petrarch, Sir Philip Sidney, or even Shakespeare himself?  Well, you will never know unless you give it a try.  You might surprise yourself!!!  Enter our Sonnet Contest and see!!!

We hope you will enter this year.  Please send two copies of ONE poem, a Shakespearean or a Petrarchan sonnet, to Barbara Eaton, Poets & Patrons, P.O. Box 936, Downers Grove, IL  60515-0936.  One copy should have ID (name, address, phone no. and email of poet) and one copy should be unidentified.  There is no entry fee.  The deadline is September 1, 2018.  Winners will be notified by November 1, 2018.  Cash prizes of $50, $35 and $15. Good luck and happy writing!!!

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