Shakespearean Competitions Poetry

Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest

Open to all. Submit only one entry of either a Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnet. The entry must be original and unpublished.

Submit 2 copies, typed double-spaced, on standard 8 ½” x 11” paper with name and address on one copy in the upper right corner, but no ID on second copy.

First Prize $50. Second Prize $35. Third Prize $15. Three Honorable Mentions Unranked. Three Special Recognitions Unranked.

There is no fee. Winners will be notified by November 1, 2011. The poet keeps all rights. No entries will be returned. Enclose an SASE for the winners’ list.

All rules printed here. Rules of the competition poetry do not change from year to year, but the chairperson may, so check the latest listings in,, Poet’s Market, Writer’s Market, or Strophes.

Mail entries, postmarked by September 1, 2011, to Barbara Eaton, 416 Gierz Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3838.



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