november, 2020

30novAll DayFree to enter! Yay!Better Than Starbucks 2020 Sonnet ContestInternational Entry Fee: Free Max word count: ? Top Prize: $350 and publication

Better Than Starbucks 2020 Sonnet Contest

Event Details

​This contest is for a metrical sonnet. Your sonnet can be shakespearean, petrarchan, spenserian, rhymed, or slant-rhymed. Blank verse is fine, as long as the sonnet form is clearly identifiable. We’ll consider tetrameter, hexameter, etc. as well as pentameter. Some metrical variation is fine, but don’t forget the volta!

Submissions open September 30th and close November 30th, 2020. Winners will be announced in January and published on February 1st, 2021. We will also publish up to seven honorable mention sonnets.

No entry fee and no simultaneous submissions please. Prize payment via Paypal only.

Previously published work accepted.

If previously published, make sure you have the rights to it. Most publications do not keep the rights to poetry.  We do not, we retain the right to use them in anthologies or promotional material as we see fit in the future, but we do not retain any copyright to your work.

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