Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not 2013 Poetry
Cannon Poets are pleased to announce the return of their
popular Sonnet or Not Competition. You are invited to write a poem or
poems of just fourteen lines in length. You may choose any one of the
traditional sonnet forms, or experiment with alternative 14 line forms
perhaps using half rhyme, metarhyme or blank verse.
First Prize £350;
Second Prize £175;
Third Prize £100
The final judge is Angela France.
Submit at least one poem with the correct fee to become eligible
for one year subscription to The Cannon’s Mouth [in which
winning entries and the judge's report will be published] discounted
from the usual £10.50 to £8.50.
An entry will consist of one 14 line poem typed on a sheet of A4 paper
[please use at least 12 point typeface]. Please ensure that each entry
has its own title. There is no limit to the number of entries providing
the fees are paid. Use several entry forms if necessary. The entry fee
is £4.00 for the first poem and £2.50 for each additional
Angela’s poems appear in many of the leading journals in the UK
and abroad. She has an MA in ‘Creative and Critical
Writing’ from the University of Gloucestershire and is studying
for a PhD. Publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press) and
Lessons in Mallemaroking (Nine Arches Press). Angela is features
editor of Iota and runs a monthly poetry cafe, ‘Buzzwords’.
Her collection, Hide, is published by Nine Arches Press in March 2013.
This year you can either enter and pay on line, or if you prefer, you
can still enter by post.
To enter and pay on line click here and follow the
To enter and pay by post, click here
to download the entry form. Print and complete the form and post it
with your poems and cheque to:
22 Margaret Grove,
The closing date is 31st October
The winning entries for the Sonnet
or Not 2012 competition are now published on this site. See 2012 Winners