2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, and to celebrate this important year Writers & Artists together with The Arden Shakespeare and the Royal Society of Literature have a competition, open to published and aspiring poets alike. Free to enter
Take inspiration from Shakespeare, andpen your very own sonnet in response to a Shakespeare sonnet of your choice.
Please email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email must be “Sonnets competition” and please mention the name of the sonnet you have been inspired by within the body of your email.
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The winning entry will also be published in the Royal Society of Literature Review.
N.B. If the poet of the winning entry does not live in the UK and is unable to take advantage of the benefits of a Royal Society of Literature membership then an alternative prize of £50-worth of Bloomsbury titles will be offered.