Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not
Sonnet or Not 2020
Sonnet or Not 2020
Cannon Poets popular Sonnet or Not 2020 Poetry Competition is now open. Poems must be 14 lines, no more, no less.
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £250
Third Prize: £150
Commended Prize: £10
Midnight, 31st October 2020
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 £22 to £20 [outside UK].
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 £5.00 for the first poem and £2.50 for each additional poem submitted. Alternatively, you can now enter on line. See details below.
The sole judge will be Roy McFarlane.
Roy will read all valid entries received.
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: 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 indicated.
2. Enter on line: click here and follow the instructions.
Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not 2019 Poetry Prize results are detailed below:
Commended (in no particular order)
|Still Life||Sarah J. Bryson|
|The Bee Garden, Anonymous, albumen print, Dorset, 1854||Anthony Driver|
|Goldhawk Road||Roddy Williams|
|The Romford Boy and Jules||Abi Hughes-Edwards|
|Lament for dead companies||Ross Cogan|
|In Lollapalooza||Jane Seabourne|
|Flaunting It||Derek Sellen|
|Moor and Mountain||Christine|
|Third place||Gambler||Jeff Phelps|
|Second place||Home is where||Ian Royce Chamberlain|
|First place||Best||Holly Magill|
Congratulations to all those who took part in the competition.