Contests

HOWARD NEMEROV SONNET AWARD

$1,000 PRIZE

Final Judge:  R.S. Gwynn

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Sponsored by:
The Formalist
and
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 Sonnets must be original and unpublished.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 Measure Press. 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 2014 competition will be R.S. Gwynn. The winning poem and eleven finalists will be published in a 2015 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, 2014. 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
Creative Writing Department

University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue

Evansville, IN 47722

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

Please note: these are the complete guidelines.

 

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