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Online magazine of Contemporary Nigerian Writing


Publishing & Submissions Cycle


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January 31st

December 31st

April 30th

March 31st

July 31st

June 30th

October 31st

September 30th


Submission Guidelines




Poems: Submit up to 6 poems on any subject of 60 lines or less, or a long poem up to 200 lines plus 2 shorter poems.


Fiction: Submit Short Stories, or Excerpts from Novels on any subject or theme up to 8,000 words long.


Essays: Academic essays may be up to 10,000 words long.


Plays: Up to 15,000 words.


Reviews and Interviews: These may be up to 3000 long.


All materials submitted must be in English Language. We encourage poems written in Nigerian languages as long as they are sent together with appropriate translations.


The name of the author as he/she would like to be credited must appear on the materials.


Please send a photograph of yourself in Jpeg format to go on your page. (Some people feel uncomfortable sending their photographs and have sent pictures of their cats or other pets instead. The editor does not like that and often would not read those submissions. If you don't wish to send a picture, please don't. It is optional.)


Copyright: Once we accept materials for Sentinel Nigeria, we acquire the copyright until they have been published. 90 days after publication, the copyright reverts to the authors.


Simultaneous Submissions: We discourage simultaneous submissions. The turnaround time is 8 weeks.


Previously Published Work:  Generally we discourage submissions of previously published work. If we feel strongly about a previously published work we may solicit it. If your work has been published elsewhere and you feel it has not been given the exposure it deserves, and you feel strongly about it, by all means submit it, but please mention where and when it was first published.


Important: Please submit only materials that are your original work. Bear in mind that Sentinel Nigeria is a magazine and not a blog or discussion forum. Therefore the form and content of any work published in the magazine is final and any aspect of the work, or its authorship, may not be modified after 7 days of publication. Requests for modification of content, authorship or deletion will not be entertained. Copyright reverts to all authors 90 days after publication. 


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Editor in Chief:

Richard Ali
Fiction Editor:

Kanchana Ugbabe
Poetry Editor:

Unoma Azuah
Features & Reviews Editor: Ifedigbo Nze Sylva
Drama Editor:

Contributing Editors:

Ikhide Ikheloa,
Chuma Nwokolo,
Toyin Adewale Gabriel
Ibrahim Ahmed Waziri

Kola Tubosun



Nnorom Azuonye



Sentinel Literary Movement of Nigeria

a chapter of Sentinel Poetry Movement

International Administration: Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7812 755751 e-mail: sentinel@sentinelpoetry.org.uk


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