Sonnet or Not 2019
Cannon Poets are pleased to announce the return
of their popular Sonnet or Not prize. 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: £500;
£200; Third Prize: £100. Up to 10 highly recommended
poems will receive a £10 prize. All winners also receive one
year's subscription to The Cannon's Mouth.
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 £13.00 to £11.00 [UK]
or from £20 to £18 [outside UK].
Emma Purshouse who will read every valid poem submitted
Please download the entry form here and read the rules
before you enter.
How to Enter
There are two ways to enter:
1. Enter by post: Please download the entry form here and read the rules
carefully. Complete the
entry form and attach each of your poems on separate A4 sheets. Please
only put the title of the poem and the poem itself on the sheets
but do not put your name. Post the completed entry form, your poems and
a cheque for the full amount due in £ sterling to the address
2. Enter on line: click here and follow
Sonnet or Not Results:
Congratulations to all winners!
We apologize for the delay in
announcing these results due to the illness of our judge Jo Bell, who is now recovered.
First Prize £500
Second Prize £250
Third Prize £125
Commended poems (in
no particular order)
Hands Upon the Glass
Mole Robin Gilbert
Little Animal Life Tim Koehn
for Those Things Lost Lee Prosser
from the Croc’s Mouth Colin Pink
for the Day Alan Hawley
Olga Dermott- Bond
These winning poems and our judge's summing up and
assessment of the competition this year will be published in the March issue of
our magazine, The Cannon's Mouth. (Single copies £3.50 , subscription £13 (£20