Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Uche Umez: Literary Africana: Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

Uche Umez: Literary Africana: Sylva Nze Ifedigbo: The Funeral Did Not End by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo is a collection of 20 short stories. Pius Adesanmi, author of You Are Not a Country, Africa...

Win a signed copy of Mandy Pannett’s ‘All the Invisibles’

ALL THE INVISIBLES is the new poetry collection by Mandy Pannett, published by SPM Publications, London.

Jackie Wills says “Light is threaded through Mandy Pannett's poems, along with a tantalising sense of individuals captured momentarily in many different landscapes, among them, the artists, Durer, Seurat, Monet and Ravilious.

Her language is visual and athletic with metaphor, she's drawn to lost traditions and phrases and brings them into the present with a playful sense of inquiry.

This book moves through a range of emotional states - all of them bittersweet: melancholy, change, curiosity - but Pannett is spare with words and her lines feel charged as a result. Expect to be startled by the images she creates, intrigued and excited by her talent for description and the insights her poems offer you, like delicious, rare fruit.”

To celebrate the publication of this book, SPM Publications will be giving away 2 signed copies of All the Invisibles. For a chance to win this book all you have to do is visit the All the Invisibles site here and write a review of any one or all three of poems featured there. The poems are Glancing at Labels, Stunted and Best After Frost.

Your review must be no longer than 800 words long. The best 10 reviews will be published in The Sentinelle, but two reviewers will receive signed copies of All the Invisibles.

Eligibility: This review competition is open to all, regardless of where you live. It is absolutely free to enter.

Closing Date: The reviews window is open for 7 days only. Get your review in before midnight on the 28th of November.

Results: Winners will be announced on the 10th of December 2012. So there is a chance you will receive the book for Christmas if you win.

Send all reviews to competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk in the subject line type ALL THE INVISIBLES REVIEWS COMPETITION

Best of luck.

READ POEMS FOR REVIEW HERE

 

Friday, 16 November 2012

14 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS 2012

Dear Sentinel writer & supporter

This is just a quick reminder that there are now only 14 day left to enter this year's Sentinel Annual Poetry and Short Story competitions. These two competitions offer a combined prize fund of £2000 plus publication of the winning and commended work. Here are the summaries once again:

SENTINEL ANNUL SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2012
CLOSING DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2012
JUDGE: DAVID CADDY, Editor, Tears in the Fence
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £250
Third Prize: £125
High Commendation: £25 x 5.
Fees: £5 per story (first 2 stories), £3.50 per story thereafter. Enter as many stories as you wish.
Results: To be announced 20th January, 2013
First Publication: The winning and commended stories will receive first publication in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine in April 2013. All published authors will each receive a free contributor's copy.
For previously unpublished short stories in English Language up to 2000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Stories entered must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. This is the maiden Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition, why not make history and be the first to win this competition?
Enter online or print off an Entry Form here:
http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/2012/short-story.html
To enter by post, send your stories, together with your entry form or cover note and applicable fees to:
SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT
UNIT 136
113-115 GEORGE LANE
SOUTH WOODFORD
LONDON
E18 1AB
UNITED KINGDOM
All cheques or postal orders payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT.


SENTINEL ANNUL POETRY COMPETITION 2012
CLOSING DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2012
JUDGE: ROGER ELKIN, Author of Fixing Things. (Elkin is judging this competition for the 3rd time, after successful competitions in 2010 & 2011)
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £250
Third Prize: £125
High Commendation: £25 x 5.
Fees: £5 per poem (first 2 poems), £3.50 per poem thereafter. Enter as many poems as you wish.
Results: To be announced 20th January, 2013
First Publication: The winning and commended poems will receive first publication in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine in April 2013. All published authors will each receive a free contributor's copy.
For previously unpublished poems in English Language up to 60 lines long, on any subject, in any style. poems entered must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere.
Enter online or print off an Entry Form here:
To enter by post, send your poems, together with your entry form or cover note and applicable fees to:
SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT
UNIT 136
113-115 GEORGE LANE
SOUTH WOODFORD
LONDON
E18 1AB
UNITED KINGDOM
All cheques or postal orders payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT.
 
Interview with Terry Jones

Terry Jones, the poet who won both the Bridport Poetry Prize and the Sentinel Annual Poetry prize in 2011 recently granted an interview to Sentinel Literary Quarterly.






Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2012 | Judge David Caddy

Judge: David Caddy
First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £250
Third Prize: £125
High Commendation: £25 x 5
Length of Stories: 2000 maximum
Closing date: 30 November 2012
Fees: £5 per story (first 2 stories), £3.50 per story thereafter. Enter as many stories as you wish.
Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/2012/short-story.html
Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2012 | Judge David Caddy

Saturday, 10 November 2012

SPECIAL E-BOOK OFFER! Buy the eBook version of Sentinel Champions #11 for just £1.49 and get issues #9 & #10 FREE!

SPECIAL E-BOOK OFFER!  Buy the eBook version of Sentinel Champions #11 for just £1.49 and get issues #9 & #10 FREE!

Authors featured in #11 include Bob Beagrie, Terry Jones, Oz Hardwick, Simon Jackson, Debbie Jay, Sarah Evans, Vedrana Mamula, Caroline Clark, Janet Eugenia Lynch, Robert J. Miles, Matt Bryden, Andy Humphrey, Amy Thomson, Michael Farry, Katrina Naomi, Andrew Brush, Annette Volfing, Shauna Gilligan. The 15 poems and 6 short stories in the magazine were chosen by Derek Adams and David Caddy - the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story Competitions judges, January 2012.

This is a true champion read. Get yours now, it's only one quid & 49 pence (and you get the other two issues, including #9 featuring the 2011 Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition winning poem by Terry Jones.)

www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/champions 
Sentinel Champions - The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Writing Competitions Magazine

Friday, 9 November 2012

21 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER THE SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY & SHORT SHORY COMPETITIONS 2012

We have exactly 3 weeks to close the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition (Judge: Roger Elkin, and Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition (Judge: David Caddy).

Closing date: 30th November 2012 Prizes in each category: £500 (first), £250 (second), £125 (third) and £25 x 5 (high commendation). That's a total of £2000 in prizes plus publication.

Entry fees: £5 per poem/story for first 2 entries, £3.50 per poem/story thereafter. Support these competitions by:

(a) entering your poems or short stories

(b) sharing the competition information on your facebook/twitter pages

(c) posting the information on your blog or website.

(d) send us addresses of people you know who might be interested. We will send them the competition info by e-mail. If they don't do emails, we will send information and entry forms by post. competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk

Enter online now, or download entry forms at www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc 

Please share freely. Thank you.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Current Sentinel Poetry & Short Story Competitions, Over £3200 in prizes.

Sentinel Poetry Movement has various writing competitions currently running in the genres of poetry and short stories with over £3,200 in cash prizes. Here are some details;

  1. Closing November 30th 2012: SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY COMPETITION 2012.This competition is open to all writers from any part of the world. First Prize: £500, Second Prize: £250, Third Prize: £125, High Commendation: £25 x 5. All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. Judge: Roger Elkin. Fees: £5 per poem for first 2 poems, £3.50 per poem thereafter. Enter online or download entry form at http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/2012/poetry.html

 

  1. Closing November 30th 2012: SENTINEL ANNUAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2012. This competition is open to all writers from any part of the world. First Prize: £500, Second Prize: £250, Third Prize: £125, High Commendation: £25 x 5. All winning and commended stories will receive first publication in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. Judge: David Caddy. Fees: £5 per story for first 2 stories, £3.50 per story thereafter. Enter online or download entry form at http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/2012/short-story.html

 

  1. Closing November 30th 2012: SENTINEL NIGERIA ALL-AFRICA POETRY COMPETITION (NOVEMBER 2012).This competition is open to Africans living within or outside the continent. First Prize: N30,000, Second Prize: N20,000, Third Prize: N10,000, High Commendation: N4,000 x 3. All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in the Champions section of Sentinel Nigeria magazine. Judge: Chiedu Ezeanah. Fees: N450 per poem. Enter online at http://sentinelnigeria.org/online/sentinel-nigeria-all-africa-poetry-competition-november-2012/

 

  1. Closing November 30th 2012: SENTINEL NIGERIA ALL-AFRICA SHORT STORY COMPETITION (NOVEMBER 2012). This competition is open to Africans living within or outside the continent. First Prize: N30,000, Second Prize: N20,000, Third Prize: N10,000, High Commendation: N4,000 x 3. All winning and commended stories will receive first publication in the Champions section of Sentinel Nigeria magazine. Judge: Jude Dibia. Fees: N450 per story. Enter online at http://sentinelnigeria.org/online/sentinel-nigeria-all-africa-short-story-competition-november-2012/

 

  1. Closing December 31, 2012: SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (DECEMBER 2012). This competition is open to all writers from any part of the world. First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £50, High Commendation: £10 x 3. All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. Judge: Noel Williams. Fees: £3 per poem, or £11 for 4, £12 for 5, £16 for 7, £22 for 10. Enter online or download entry form at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/

 

  1. Closing December 31, 2012: SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION (DECEMBER 2012). This competition is open to all writers from any part of the world. First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £50, High Commendation: £10 x 3. All winning and commended stories will receive first publication in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. Judge: Clare Girvan. Fees: £5 per story, or £8 for 2, £10 for 3, £12 for 4. Enter online or download entry form at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories/