Poetry Contest Non-Member


Contest opens: 1 February 2021
Deadline: 03 March 2021
First Prize: $250
Category winners (3): $50 each
All entrants receive a 1 year Membership to The Author Encounter
Entry fee: $15 up to 3 poem
This contest is for previously unpublished Sonnets 14 lines in length. Original Poetry no longer than 40 lines with a talking theme. 1 minute video entry of an original poem or sonnet with a Shakespearean flare.
Total entries limited to 500.

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The Author Encounter Talk Like Shakespeare Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month observed during the month of April is the largest Literary celebration in the world. The Author Encounter thrilled to be a part of this worldwide celebration of Poets and their contribution to arts and culture everywhere have organized a poetry contest in collaboration with Defunkt Magazine. There is a Grand Prize of $250 and publication in Defunkt Magazine: Arts & Literature for the overall winner of this inaugural contest.