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Wingless Dreamer Shakespeare poetry prize offers Wingless Dreamer’s most reputable prize for aspiring poets and is open to any age above 18 years old from all around the world. The competition offers a top prize of $100 intended for investment in further study of poetry and literature.
Submission fees: USD $5
Deadline: 30th May 2021 (extended)
RULES AND GUIDELINES
The designated theme for this writing contest is to write a poem that is inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets. You cannot copy any lines from Shakespeare’s sonnet but can rephrase it in your own words.
Entries must be written in English, and be no more than 20 lines in length.
Each entrant may submit only one poem.
Each poem must be the entrant’s own work: it must not incorporate poetry by others without acknowledgment and (where appropriate) citation, and it must not include substantial elements (phrases, lines, or larger blocks of composition) that have been suggested or authored by others engaged in providing specific editorial advice to the entrant.
Poems must not have been previously published, broadcast, or submitted to another competition.
The competition is not open to family members or close relatives of employees of Wingless Dreamer.
Please read our Terms and Conditions before submitting your work.
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Please note that submission fees of a minimum amount of USD$5 allow us to offer the winning honorarium and also to offset the cost of publishing and promoting the winning collection. Wingless Dreamer works to supporting the publication of excellent poetry, flash fiction, and short stories collection and supporting our mission to bring the highest quality literature into the world. All submissions will be carefully read, reviewed, and considered for this prestigious prize. Thank you for your understanding.
July 4, 2021 | Wingless Dreamer | Announcements
It’s been a keen pleasure to serve as a judge for the Wingless Dreamer Shakespeare poetry writing contest 2021, which today announces a winning list of four excellent titles.
It’s been a great pleasure to read the literary works inspired by none other than the father of literature, William Shakespeare. We received submissions from some amazing and aspiring poets from all around the globe. These literary pieces encapsulate the best of the Shakespearean world of comedy which is rife with hilarious misconceptions, misunderstandings, and deception, with men and women disguised to switch their sexual identities, and where accidents and errors mysteriously lead to comical and ultimately happy consequences. Additionally, we received submissions that gracefully depict the loss of beloved ones, nature poetry, the theme of ageing, and common men’s perception.
Winner or not, all the submissions played a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. So well done everyone!
Now, hark! The hour draws nigh to declare the victorious bard!
The winning title of the Wingless Dreamer Shakespeare Poetry Contest and winning honorarium of $100 goes to:
SNEHIL JAIN – LOVE GOD
The first runner-up is:
ROBERT PENA – HOW HAPPILY THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE TURNS
The second runner-up is:
EMILY RUBIN – COMING OF OLD
The third runner-up is:
JUSTIN BYRNE – THE BARD’S INNER ELEGIES
On behalf of the Wingless Dreamer, we would like to congratulate all the winners and selected participants. Give yourself a pat on your shoulder. Don’t forget to give a big round of applause to our contributors who nailed it.