Monday, 31 October 2011

Results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions (October 2011)

October 2011 Results
We are pleased to announce the results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story Competitions for October 2011 judged by Todd Swift and Adnan Mahmutovic respectively.


The 9 commended poems in no particular order are:

'Nearer my God to Thee' - Charlotte Trevella
'Van Eyk's Arnofilni Portrait' - Lynn Roberts
'The Abbot of Bingen' - Brian Nisbet
'Mitigating Things' - Richard W.Halperin
'Silent Days' - Eilidh Thomas
'Atlantis' - Nick Taylor
'An Honourable Outlaw' - Steve Layzell
'Angels of Galway Harbour' Terry Jones
                                                                       'Losing the Termagant' - GB Clarkson

The 3 highly commended poems in no particular order are:

'Post' - Sharlene Teo
'Nature Walk' - David Paul Jones
'When I Lived in Buenos Aires' - Al McClimens

Third Prize

'Valentine Gift' - David Paul Jones

Second Prize

'Dorothy' - Richard W. Halperin

First Prize

'Madame de Pompadour Considers...' - Lynn Roberts


The 3 highly commended stories in no particular order are:

'Maggie Kelly's Gift' - Nancy Cook
'Going Quietly' - Jane Moreton
'Cztery miesiące / Four months' - Martin Cathcart Frödén

Third Prize

'Third Time Lucky' - Andrew Campbell-Kearsey

Second Prize

'Where the Blue Line Fades' - Alison Lock



The winning and commended works listed above will be published in Sentinel Champions #10 in May 2012.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Closes 15-November 2011
Judge: Roger Elkin
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £250
Third Prize: £125
High Commendation Prizes: 5 x £25
Entry fee: £5 per poem. Enter as many poems as you wish.
All winning & commended poems will be published in Sentinel Champions #9 in February 2012.
Results due: 15 December 2011
Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or download entry form at
Postal Entries: Please send cheques/postal orders in GB£ only payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT together with your poems, entry form or cover note to:
Sentinel Poetry Movement
Unit 136
113-115 George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1AB
United Kingdom


Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions Results Page

Lynn Roberts and Alison Lock win the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions (October 2011)
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions Results Page

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Weekly News update

Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Identity Issue

We are exactly 10 days away from the publication of the Identity issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly guest-edited by Caine Prize for African Writing winner and author of Voice of America, EC Osondu. We shall be publishing this magazine online as usual, but will have a print version available as well for those who prefer good old paper between fingers, and to keep it in their bookshelves. Don't forget to visit on October 31st. If you would like to be notified by e-mail when this publication goes live, please subscribe our free e-Newsletter.

Sentinel Literature Festival 2011
The 2nd Sentinel Literature Festival will be held at the University College London on the 27th, 28th and 30th October 2011 and will feature readings, performances, lectures and talks by writers and musicians including Nengi Ilagha, author of Mantids, Derek Sellen, author of The Arch and its Shadow, Amanda Sington-Williams, author of The Eloquence of Desire, Osita Okagbue, author of Culture and Identity in African and Caribbean Theatre, Andy Willoughby, author of Tough, Miles Cain, author of The Border, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, editor of Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Terence Frisby, author of Kisses on a Postcard, Monica Clarke, author of They call me Hottentot Venus, Peter Olorunisomo (a.k.a Pete Godismo), author of A Snake in the King's Palace, Christie Watson, author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, Graham Burchell, author of Vermeer's Corner, N. Quentin Woolf, author of The Writer's Notebook, and "Tequila Secrets" writer Adura Ojo. Learn more and buy your tickets now at

Sentinel Literary Quarterly, French Literature Issue
The French Literature Issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly will be published in January 2012. If you have not submitted your work to this issue, you may do so before the 30th of November. The French Literature issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly marks a return to print publication of our magazine. The online magazine will still be available free-to-read but will only contain some of the materials that appear in the print version. 

Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2011 | Closing Date: 15-Nov-11 


For previously unpublished poems in English language up to 50 lines long, on any subject, in any style. Poems entered may not be under consideration for publication, or accepted for publication elsewhere. 
Prizes: £500 (First), £250 (Second), £125 (Third), 5 x £25 (Highly Commended). Publication in Sentinel Champions magazine #9, February 2012 in print and eBook formats. Judge: Roger Elkin, author of 'No Laughing Matter' and 'Fixing Things'. Results will be announced on 15-DEC-2011 at
Entry Fee: £5 per poem
Contact: Send poems with Cover Note or Entry Form with Cheque/Postal Order in GP£ only payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT, Address: Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom.
Enter online or download Entry Form at:

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2011, judge - Roger Elkin

The closing date for the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2011 has been extended to 15th November 2011.
Prizes: £500 (1st), £250 (2nd), £125 (3rd), and £25 x 5 for High Commendation.
All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Champions in February 2012. Published authors each get a free contributor's copy of the magazine.
Entry fee: £5 per poem
We hope that this extension will make it possible for more people to enter.