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Vol.3. No. 2. January 2010





Andrew Campbell-Kearsey
Claire Godden-Rowland
Dike Okoro
Dominic James
Emmanuel Sigauke
Mandy Pannett
Noel Williams
N Quentin Woolf
Olu Oguibe
Paul Jeffcutt
Sharma Taylor
Susanna Roxman
W Jack Savage

Selected Poems from the SLQ Poetry Competition (Oct 2009)

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Selected Poems from the SLQ Poetry Competition (July 2009)

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Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (April, 2010).


Competition Details 

Subject: Poems may be on any subject.

Length: Maximum 40 lines per poem

Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem or £12.00 for 5 poems

First Prize: £100.00

Second Prize: £60.00

Third Prize: £40.00

First Publication: The top three poems will receive first publication in the April 2010 issue (Vol.3 No.3) of Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ).

Competition Magazine: A total of 15 poems from this competition will be published in The Sentinel Champions Magazine in August 2010.

(The Sentinel Champions will be the new title of Champion Poems from May 2010 as the magazine will now include winning entries from our short story competitions)

Postal Entries Deadline: 25th March, 2010

Online Entries Deadline: Midnight 31st March, 2010

Results due: 30th April, 2010 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine at


Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement





  1. Poems must be in English Language and typed.

  2. Author's name and address or any other identifying mark MUST NOT appear on any of your poetry pages.

  3. PRINT your Name, Postal Address, E-mail Address and if you wish, Telephone number on a plain sheet of paper and place the paper in a sealed envelope.

  4. Write "SLQ POETRY APRIL 2010" followed by the Title(s) of your poem(s) on the back of the envelope.

  5. Make cheques or Postal Orders (in GB£ only) payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT.

  6. Send your poems, the envelope with your name inside, and your entry fee to: 

Sentinel Poetry Movement

Unit 136

113 – 115 George Lane


E18 1AB

United Kingdom




International/Online entrants may enter by e-mail and pay entry fees by Paypal. To enter by this method please follow these steps:

1. Select the option that matches your entry preference from the paypal drop-down button below and make the applicable payment.

2. After making your payment, you will be given a Transaction ID or Receipt Number by Paypal. Make a note of the Transaction ID.

3. Submit your poems and a cover note with your Name, Postal Address, Optional Telephone Number and Titles of your poems to as a Word or rtf attachment. In the subject line, type SLQ POETRY APRIL 2010 Followed by your Transaction ID.

4. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of poems within 48 hours.



Terms & Conditions:

1. You may enter as many poems as you wish with the appropriate entry fees. 2. The decision of the judge is final, and no communication will be entered into. 3. If on the advice of the judge, the quality of entries is too low to produce worthy prize winners, or any other legitimate reason beyond our control arises which may affect a fair completion or conduct of the competition, we reserve the right to cancel the competition and refund all entry fees immediately by the same method we have been paid. 4. If you would like an acknowledgement of postal entries, please enclose an SAE marked "acknowledgement". 5. The Judge's Report will be published alongside the winning poems in SLQ April 2010. This publication is online, if you would like to receive the Judges' Report in the post, please enclose an SAE marked "Judges' Report". * Online entries must be received by midnight on the 31st of March, 2010 E&OE | SLQ


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Claire Askew holds a Masters Degree in English Literature and MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and she is currently reading a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Scottish Poetics. She teaches Literature and Communications at Telford College, Edinburgh. In 2008, Claire won the Grierson Verse prize, the Sloan Prize for Writing in Lowland Scots Vernacular and the Lewis Edwards Award for Poetry. Her website:



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