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Sonnet Contest with GLCL and KBAC

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Repeats every day until Tuesday, March 15, 2016 .

758 Wealthy ST SE

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

Grand Rapids MI 49503

GLCL Sonnet Contest Jan - Mar 15, 2016

GLCL Sonnet Contest Jan - Mar 15, 2016

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL), in cooperation with the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC), is thrilled to announce our 2016 GLCL Sonnet Contest with final judge Keith Taylor. The winning sonnet will be celebrated with a uniquely designed broadside by KBAC, while three honorable mentions will be invited for publication on GLCL's Fresh Ink blog.

1). Submissions must be original, unpublished sonnets. We’re looking for solid writing, sonnets that adhere to the Shakespearian form, and content that captures our attention. More information about the Shakespearian sonnet form can be found at the Poetry Foundation.

2). Submissions will be accepted ONLINE ONLY from January 1 – March 15, 2016. Entries are unable to be modified after submission. You can submit your sonnet using the link under "Tickets."

3). The entry fee per submission is $5.00. There is no limit to the number of entries an author may submit, but please note that each entry requires a separate submission and a separate $5.00 fee.

4). Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we request that the writer notify us immediately if their work is accepted for publication or receives an award elsewhere.

5). This contest will be read in blind fashion by final judge Keith Taylor. Please do not put any identifying information on your entry itself.

6). One winning sonnet will be selected by judge Keith Taylor to be featured in a uniquely designed broadside by the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. The poet will receive 25 copies of the broadside as honorarium. Three additional sonnets will also be awarded honorable mentions by judge Keith Taylor, and the poets will be invited to have their work published on GLCL's Fresh Ink blog. The winner and the three honorable mentions will be publicly announced on Saturday, April 23, 2016 (which also happens to be Shakespeare’s birth anniversary).

7). You do not need to live in or be from the Great Lakes region to enter. This contest is national/international in scope. GLCL is thrilled to hear from writers outside of Michigan, and to introduce them to new readers from the Midwest.

8). Questions? Contact GLCL at [email protected]. And best of luck!

Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 

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