Sonnet Writing Competition

The sonnet writing competition closes on May 31st.

First prize is a leather-bound edition of Shakespeare’s Complete Works and free membership to the Royal Society of Literature for a year (or if you don’t live in the UK and cannot take advantage of the membership, there’s an alternative prize of £50 worth of Bloomsbury titles). First prize also includes publication in the Royal Society of Literature Review. Second and third prize entries will receive a copy of On Shakespeare’s Sonnets: A Poets’ Celebration and a gift edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The top three will be published on

Judge: Ruth Padel

Free to enter, but you must register on

More here.