The 2009 New England Shakespeare Festival
To Benefit the New England Shakespeare Festival
$500 First Prize
$250 Second Prize
$150 Third Prize
Judge: A.M. Juster
Winners will be published in the Raintown Review, and will have a video clip of a Shakespearean Actor reading their poems posted on the New England Shakespeare Festival website in Summer 2010.
Winners will be announced on the New England Shakespeare Festival and Raintown Review websites by October 1, 2009.
Sonnets must be Shakespearean (i.e., consist of fourteen lines, follow the ababcdcdefefgg rhyme scheme, and be basically written in iambic pentameter with variations and substitutions permitted).
Submissions must be original and unpublished.
Writers may enter as many sonnets as they wish.
The entry fee is $3 per sonnet. Checks should be payable to "New England Shakespeare Festival."
Entries may be submitted using the Sonnet Contest Online Entry Form or via regular mail. If submitting by mail, send two copies of each poem. The author's name, address, telephone number and email, if available, should be typed on the upper left-hand corner of one poem. The other copy should include the poem, the title and the name of the contest only for anonymous judging. Please write "NESF Sonnet Contest" in the upper right-hand corner of each entry.
Entries sent by mail must be postmarked not later than August
1, 2009 and mailed to:
The New England Shakespeare Festival Sonnet Award
C/O Stephen Scaer
111 East Hobart Street
Nashua, NH 03060
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