SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #21
ISSN 1479-425X   
August 2004

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Thank you for stopping by for this 21st issue of Sentinel Poetry online. It is a thing of great pride to keep on going. But I would really like to offer readers a lot more. So we are looking for writers, good essayists or interviewers to become regular contributors or columnists. If you are able to submit materials of exceptional quality every month we will appreciate it. Even if you are not able to submit every month, we will be just as excited if we receive something from you every other month or once in a quarter.

Unfortunately we are unable to remunerate financially for your effort and I know this is very important, so I will tell you a story. Many years ago I saw a write-up targeted at job seekers and it read something like this:

When you want to take up a new job, you must ask yourself four questions;

  1. Will the job make you famous?
  2. Will you make a lot of money doing that job?
  3. Will you learn something from that job?
  4. Will you have fun at the job?

The perfect job is the job that gives you all four. Let's face it, if your job will not make you famous, it must at least make you financially secure, failing which it must make you a better and more informed person and in the worst possible scenario, you should at least enjoy yourself.

Working for Sentinel as an Associate Editor, Contributing Editor, or Columnist may not make you a lot of money. I use the word 'may' because you could make some money. A strong article or interview you publish here may be purchased by another publication for reprint and you earn a fee from the reprint. Guaranteed, you could make a name for yourself as thousands of people go through the sentinel website every year. With hundreds of repeat visitors every month. But what is more, you improve yourself with every informative essay you write that contributes to the education of the human race, and if this in itself will not be a source of fun, then you must be a hard person to get happy.

Write to me:
nnorom.azuonye@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
Or call me
+44 (0) 7940 249 812  Monday through Sunday. (If you are overseas please mind the time difference.)

Enjoy the month of August.

Nnorom Azuonye
Hertfordshire
01/08/2004

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Nnorom Azuonye (b.1967) Editor of Sentinel Poetry (online) studied Dramatic Arts at the University of Nigeria. Author of Letter To God and Other Poems (2003),
His poems have appeared in the anthologies For The Love Of God (2004, Desmond Kon et al eds.), and Voices Against
Racism: 100 Poems Against Racism (1998, Thomas O'Flaherty ed.), as well as in the literary journals Olongo, Agenda, Poetry Monthly, Kenwood Review, and Keystone among others with forthcoming work in Orbis 130. Azuonye founded the Sentinel Poetry Movement in December 2002.
Website: www.nnoromazuonye.com