Talk Like Shakespeare Poetry Contest

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February 1, 2021

At The Author Encounter, we have a love for Authors and their original works. We like charm and wit coupled with your own unique perspective. All entries must have Shakespearean speech or a talking theme. Our judges will look for a fusion of rhythms, imagery, feeling, and thought. May the best poem win!

Contest opens: 1 February 2021

Deadline:  03 March 2021

Winner notified: 20 April 2021

Winners published: In Defunkt Magazine

First Prize: $250

Category winners (3): $50 each

All entrants receive a 1 year Reader Level Membership to The Author Encounter

Entry fee: $15 up to 3 poem

This contest is for previously unpublished Sonnets 14 lines. 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.

Official Rules

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How to enter

Answer the question below? Click yes or no.

Click on the Paypal Button 

Pay using PayPal.

Then upload your submission to the google form.



Are you a Member?

Answer the question. Pay entry fee. Submit poem.

May the best poem win!


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