Sonnet Opportunity

Announcing the 2019 Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Categories: 1) Traditional Sonnet – Shakespearean or Petrarchan 2) Modern Sonnet.

Open to All. Free. Enter only one poem in either Category #1 or #2, or both. The entries must be original and unpublished. Poets can only win in one category.

Submit 2 copies per category, typed, double-spaced, on standard 81/2 x 11 paper with name, e-mail, telephone number, and address on one copy in the upper left corner. Put no ID on the second category. Specify which category (#1 or #2) and which sonnet type (Shakespearean, Petrarchan, or Modern) on both copies in the upper right corner.

PRIZES for BOTH CATEGORIES: 1st Prize, $50, Second Prize, $35, Third Prize, $15. Three Honorable Mentions, Unranked. There is no fee to enter. Winners will be notified by Nov. 1, 2019. The poet keeps all rights. No entries will be returned. A list of winners will be posted on the Poets & Patrons website.

Mail entries, postmarked by Sept. 1, 2019, to Caroline Johnson, Helen Schaible Contest Co-Chair, P.O. Box 469, Willow Springs, IL. 60480.
For more details, visit the P&P website at

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