Helen Schaible International
Shakespearean / Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
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, 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)
Winners’ List from 2016
We had some great sonnets last year. The results of the 2016 Sonnet Contest are as follows:
1st Katharyn Howd Machan, The North of Skyros,” Ithaca, NY
2nd Raymond Peringer, “When Other Eyes,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3rd Michael Harty, “Dandelion,” Praririe Village, KS
HM Mel Goldberg, “Last Dance,” Laredo, TX
HM Esther Whitman Johnson, “She Might As Well Have Been a Single Mom,” Roanoke, VA
HM Deborah LeFalle, “Revisioning 71,” San Jose, CA
Beth Staas, “In Praise of Tranquility,” La Grange Park, IL
Catherine Moran, “Settling for the earth,” Little Rock, AR
Libby Maxey, “Spring Snow,” Conway, MA
Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to all who entered. A special thank-you to our judge, Rebecca Kanan. There were many wonderful poems.