Contests

HOWARD NEMEROV SONNET AWARD

$1,000 PRIZE

Final Judge:  Dick Davis

Deadline: November 15, 2013

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

Competition Rules for the 20th annual Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award:

1. Sonnets must be original and unpublished. No translations. Writers may enter as many sonnets as they wish. 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 2013 competition will be Dick Davis. The winning poem and eleven finalists will be published in a 2014 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, 2013. 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

320 Hunter Drive
Evansville, IN 47711

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

Please note: these are the complete guidelines.

 

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