Sonnet Celebration

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents a Sonnet Celebration!

We’re putting our annual Sonnet Competition on hold this year in order to give EVERYONE a chance to have their writing published on our website. Celebrate this unique and challenging writing form by creating your very own English style, 14-line sonnet. You choose the theme and write and we’ll share your sonnet with the world.

Want to write a sonnet but not sure where to start? Check our our step-by-step How to Build a Sonnet guide for tips on how to get writing.

Entries will be accepted from all writers grade 6 through adult. Sonnets must be submitted by 5 p.m. om Friday, May 21, 2021. Please send your sonnet(s) along with your filled out entry form to, or mail them to us at 3732 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Adult Sonnet Entry Form Fillable
Youth Sonnet Entry Form Fillable

We will publish those sonnets that are appropriate for all ages on our website, after May 24, 2021.