The Author Encounter Announces Talk Like Shakespeare Poetry Contest
02/03/2021

Announcing Talk like Shakespeare Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Entries must have Shakespearean speech or talking theme. Deadline March 2

Online PR News – 03-February-2021 – Houston,TX – The Author Encounter Announces Talk Like Shakespeare Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month observed during the month of April is the largest Literary celebration in the world. The Author Encounter thrilled to be a part of this worldwide celebration of Poets and their contribution to arts and culture everywhere have organized a poetry contest in collaboration with Defunkt Magazine. There is a Grand Prize of $250 and publication in Defunkt Magazine: Arts & Literature for the overall winner of this inaugural contest.

Both The Author Encounter and Defunkt Magazine: Art & Literature wish to showcase authors who write poetry and their integral role in the arts. The unique way Shakespeare shaped the dialogue in his plays and sonnets with wit and subtext inspired this contest. Poem submissions do not need to be written in Middle English; we want any poem about Shakespearean speech or about talking. For more information on Categories and submission requirements, see The Author Encounter Blog:

The Author Encounter’s mission is to increase the visibility of authors and engagement for readers. While Defunkt Magazine: Art & Literature, a literary Journal seeks to showcase interesting, accessible, and culturally relevant work. Based in Houston, Tx Defunkt Magazine: Arts & Literature has a firm presence both online and in the local literary community. “It's our belief that working with Literary Journals like Defunkt Magazine will help us achieve our goal of increasing visibility for authors.” says Co-founder and Owner Nan Jenkins.

Submissions accepted from February 1, 2021 through March 2, 2021. The submission fee is $15 for up to submissions in any of the three categories available. Each entrant will receive a reader level Membership to The Author Encounter for one year.

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