Sunday, 24 June 2012

6 days left to enter the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story Competitions (July 2012)

We recently extended the closing date for the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story Competitions from the 20th of June to the 30th of June (a 10-day extension). This extension will not delay the announcement of results on the 31st of July as pre-scheduled.

 

If you are yet to send in your entries, please do so now. Here are the details once again:

 

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION (JULY 2012)

 

Short Stories may be on any subject or style and MUST NOT have been previously published, or posted on a website or blog. Short Stories posted on members-only writing groups for workshop purposes as part of the creative process are not deemed to have been previously published.

 

Short Stories must also not be under consideration for publication or accepted for publication elsewhere.

 

Please do not enter a story into this competition which you have entered or intend to enter into another competition running at the same time. After our competition results are announced, if your story is not in the top 6 winning and commended stories, you may enter it into other competitions.


Length: Maximum 1,500 words per story.
 

Entry Fees: £4.00/1 story, £8.00/2 stories, £10.00/3 stories, £12.00/4 stories.

(You may enter as many Short Stories as you wish – with the appropriate fees.
 

Prizes: First: £150.00, Second: £75.00, Third: £50.00, Highly Commended: £10 x 3.


First Publication: The three winning Short Stories, and three highly commended Short Stories will receive first publication in Sentinel Champions magazine in print and eBook in February 2013. The authors will each receive a free contributor's copy.

 

Anniversary Year Giveaway: As part of the celebration to mark 10 years of Sentinel Poetry Movement, 1 entrant to this quarter's short story competition will receive a year's free subscription to Sentinel Champions magazine.

 

Results due: 31st July, 2012 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine online at: http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/results.htm
 

Judge: Rosemary Dun, Creative Writing Tutor and author of Lorelei Gets It On, and Born Lippy.

 

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or download Entry Form now for postal entries at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories-0712/

 

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (JULY 2012)

 

Poems may be on any subject or style and MUST NOT have been previously published, or posted on a website or blog. Poems posted on members-only writing groups for workshop purposes as part of the creative process are not deemed to have been previously published. Poems must also not be under consideration for publication or accepted for publication elsewhere, and may not be simultaneously entered into another competition.


Length: Maximum 50 lines per poem
 

Entry Fees: £3.00/1 poem, £6.00/2 poems, £9.00/3 poems, £11.00/4 poems, £12.00/5 poems, £16.00/7 poems, and £22.00/10 poems. (You may enter as many poems as you wish – with the applicable fees.
 

Prizes: First: £150.00 ($238.00), Second: £75.00 ($119.00), Third: £50.00 ($79.00), Highly Commended: £10 x 3. ($16.00 x 3) Note: Dollar equivalents are based on exchange rate on 7-april-2012.

 

Results due: 31st July, 2012 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine online at: http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/results.htm


First Publication: The three winning poems, three highly commended poems, plus nine other poems (15 poems in total) will receive first publication in Sentinel Champions magazine in print and eBook in February 2013. The authors will each receive a free contributor's copy.

 

Anniversary Year Giveaway: As part of the celebration to mark 10 years of Sentinel Poetry Movement, 1 entrant to this quarter's poetry competition will receive a year's free subscription to Sentinel Champions magazine.

 

Judge: Will Daunt, author of Powerless

 

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or download Entry Form now for postal entries at

http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry-0712/

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

SENTINEL NEWSLETTER JUNE 2012/2

1. Last call for submissions to the Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology 2012
2. SLQ Poetry & Short Story Competitions (July 2012) Closing Date extended to 30th June.
LAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, SENTINEL ANNUAL LITERATURE ANTHOLOGY 2012

We are now accepting submissions of previously unpublished poems, short stories and short plays for publication in the Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology 2012.
Subject: Work submitted may be on any subject, and approached in any style, but the editors will be looking for materials that creatively engage some of the burning issues in the world today from health and economy, through terrorism, war, domestic violence to children's welfare, ethnic and religious issues. Nothing is out of bounds.
Lengths:  Send no more than 6 poems up to 65 lines long, short stories must not be more than 3000 words long, and short plays up to 6,000 words long including title page and dramatis personae.
Submission: Send your work as Word or RTF attachment (NO PDFs PLEASE), together with your current biographical information up to 100 words to sala@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
Closing date for submissions: 30th June, 2012
Proposed date of publication: 1st November, 2012
Payment: There is no financial payment for authors. Every author published will receive 1 contributor's copy. Authors published who have their own websites are welcome to sell the book from their sites and remit only 75% of the cover price to us. We will fulfil all orders. We can provide websites for authors who don't currently have their own websites. Conditions apply. Request information on websites.
Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9568101-3-7
Editors: Nnorom Azuonye (Plays), Unoma Azuah (Poems), Amanda Sington-Williams (Short Stories).

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SENTINEL ANNUAL LITERATURE ANTHOLOGY (SALA)

The first book in the SALA series published in November 2011 was edited by Unoma Azuah, author of Sky-High Flames, and Edible Bones (Poems), Amanda Sington-Williams, author of The Eloquence of Desire (Short Stories), and Nnorom Azuonye, author of Letter to God & Other Poems and The Bridge Selection (Plays). The book also features additional poems chosen by Roger Elkin, author of Fixing Things and Blood Brothers, from the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition (2010) of which he was judge.
The Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology

"...is a fantastic collection of writing that spans a variety of genres…The contributors come from Hong Kong, Nigeria, the USA, Australia, the United Kingdom and other countries…It makes for exciting reading as the issues tackled are from the everyday to the unusual and allow the reader much anticipation with the turning of each page…Despite the differing subject matter of the stories and dramatic pieces, the theme of ‘freedom seeking’ in its many forms is prevalent.” Alison Lock 

"...accessible, and deals with various subject matters in a range of interesting modern forms" - Adura Ojo

Authors featured include: Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Byron Beynon, Hajo Isa, Rusyan Sopian, Nsuhoridem Okon, Abigail George, Katie McDermott, Zino Asalor, Nike Adesuyi, Unoma Azuah, Angel Propps, Amanda Sington-Williams, Mel Ross-Macdonald, Jill Richter, Tendai Tshakisani Makavani, Michael Spring, Catherine Smith, Callum Patrick Hughes, Angela Amalonye Nwosu, Nnorom Azuonye, Hannah Lowe, Gary Smillie, Derek Sellen, W.F. Lantry, Christian Ward, Wally Smith, Jane Moreton, Carolyn King, Jonathan Davidson, and Paul Groves.

Published in 2011, SALA is available at http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sala/buy.html

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THE JULY 2012 SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
The closing date of the SLQ poetry and short story competitions has been extended for 10 days to the 30th of June 2012. This extension will not affect the announcement of the results on the 31st of July.

If you have not yet entered your poem or short story, you may do so now.

Judge: Will Daunt
First Prize: £150.00, Second Prize: £75.00, Third Prize: £50.00, High Commendation: £10 x 3. Plus publication in Sentinel Champions magazine.
Judge: Rosemary Dun
First Prize: £150.00, Second Prize: £75.00, Third Prize: £50.00, High Commendation: £10 x 3. Plus publication in Sentinel Champions magazine.
Judge: David Caddy
First Prize: £500.00, Second Prize: £250.00, Third Prize: £125.00, High Commendation: £25 x 5. Plus publication in Sentinel Champions magazine.
Judge: Roger Elkin
First Prize: £500.00, Second Prize: £250.00, Third Prize: £125.00, High Commendation: £25 x 5. Plus publication in Sentinel Champions magazine.
 
SENTINEL NEWSLETTER JUNE 2012/2

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Sentinel Champions magazine #10 | May to July 2012

SENTINEL CHAMPIONS #10
Content judged & selected by Todd Swift and Adnan Mahmutovic
Edited by Nnorom Azuonye

Have you ordered your copy of Sentinel Champions magazine #10, May to July 2012?
This issue features the winning and commended poems and short stories from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions (October 2011) judged by Todd Swift (Poems) and Adnan Mahmutovic (stories).

Authors included in this issue include Lynn Roberts, Richard W. Halperin, David Paul Jones, Al McClimens, Sharlene Teo, GB Clarkson, Nick Taylor, Eilidh Thomas, Brian Nisbet, Charlotte Trevella, Alison Lock, Andrew Campbell-Kearsey, Martin Cathcart Froden, Jane Moreton and Nancy Cook.

£4.95 (UK), £5.95 (Rest of the world) Prices inc P&P

Sentinel Champions magazine #10 | May to July 2012