Final Judge: Rachel Hadas
Deadline: November 15, 2016
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 Sonnets must be original and unpublished.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 2016 competition will be Rachel Hadas. The winning poem and eleven finalists will be published in a 2017 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, 2016. Enclose a SASE if you would like to be notified of the contest results. Entries cannot be returned.
All submissions should be sent to:
Nemerov Sonnet Award
Please note: these are the complete guidelines.
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