Write a Shakespearean Sonnet

Poetry Contest
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Write a Shakespearean sonnet. It is to be in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of: abab cdcd efef gg. Metric substitutions are okay as long as they are intentional and further the piece. MISTAKES are NOT metrical substitutions.

It is often said that free verse poets write free verse because they are UNABLE to write the more "DIFFICULT" structured forms that the REAL poets write.

Those who make such claims are what one would call WRONG.

Just a little break from our amazing free verse poetry to demonstrate that, yep, we can knock off a sonnet with the best of them!



The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Saturday, June 16, 2018.




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This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Vote for the best sonnet in form and content.


This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

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