Are you ready to write a sonnet inspired by Shakespeare?
To commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, Writers & Artists have come together with The Arden Shakespeare and the Royal Society of Literature to offer a free sonnet writing competition. Good luck!
On Shakespeare’s Sonnets: A Poets’ Celebration explores how our greatest poet still speaks to today’s foremost contemporary poets in new and surprising ways. With this in mind, we want you to take inspiration from Shakespeare, and pen 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” in order to be considered, and please mention the name of the sonnet you have been inspired by within the body of your email.
The closing date is midnight on Monday 31st May, 2016.
Credit: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This was one of his most successful plays. For sonnet inspiration, download this free kindle copy.