$1,000 PRIZE

Final Judge:  Dana Gioia

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Sponsored by:
The Formalist
Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry

Competition Rules for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award:

1. Sonnets must be original and unpublished. No translations. Writers may enter up to twelve sonnets. Sonnet sequences are acceptable, but each sonnet will be considered individually. Entry fee: $3 per sonnet, checks payable to The Formalist. Entry fees from outside the U.S. must be paid in cash — U.S. dollars — or by a check drawn on a U.S. bank. Author's name, address, e-mail address, and phone number should be typed on the BACK of each entry.

2. Final Judge for the 20201716 competition will be Dana Gioia. The winning poem and eleven finalists will be published in a 2018 issue of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry.

3. Entries must be sent to the address listed below and postmarked no later than November 15, 2017. Enclose a SASE if you would like to be notified of the contest results. Entries cannot be returned.

All submissions should be sent to:

Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award
The Formalist

21 Osborne Terrace
Wayne, NJ 07470

Click here to see a list of previous winners and judges.

Please note: these are the complete guidelines.


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