What to Submit?
A new poem, “Sonnet Form Only"... on any theme!
Only an “English Sonnet Form" is Acceptable...
Fourteen lines, 10 syllables per line, with an - abab cdcd efef gg rhyming
scheme - no strict metering required.
Here is a link to an example of this form of poetry,
Please read the rules carefully!
In my last contest so many good poems unfortunately had to be disqualified!
1) DATE YOUR POEM at the bottom, posted on or after Dec. 30th, 2019.
2) NO NAMES - anywhere on your poem.
3) Sonnet form only.
4) Prize winners - must supply mailing address (Soupmail) to receive a prize.
5) All poems must use :
when checking for rhymes or syllable counts, no other programs are acceptable.
First Place - A signed copy of my new book (A Match In The Dark)
Second Place - A signed copy of one of my books.
Third Place - A signed copy of one of my books.
Forth to Tenth Place - Glory.
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems must be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, even if you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note To Poetry Contestants...
All poets are all welcome to enter this contest, however if you won a book as a prize in any of my previous contests and you win a prize again, you must designate another poet to receive your prize. As a way of launching my new book “A Match In The Dark”, for this contest only... first place winners are exempt from this rule if they so choose.