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


Dear Poet,
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.  Submit only one entry of either a Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnet. The entry must be original and unpublished. Please send two copies of one poem, either a Shakespearean or a Petrarchan sonnet, to Barbara L. Eaton, 416 Gierz Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA.  One copy should have ID (name, address, phone no, and email) and one should be unidentified. 

There is no entry fee. Winners will be notified by November 1, 2017. Good luck, and happy writing!!! 

Deadline:  September 1, 2017 (postmark)

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