This issue of SLQ is
dedicated to the memory of
(1960 - 2010)
Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition (October, 2010).
Stories may be on any subject or style and MUST NOT have
been previously published, posted to a website or blog.
Stories posted to members-only writing groups for workshop
purposes as part of the creative process are not deemed to
have been previously published.
1,500 words per story.
Entry Fees: £5.00
per story, £9 for 2 stories or £12.00 for 3 stories.
First Prize: £150.00
Second Prize: £60.00
Third Prize: £40.00
The top three short
stories will receive first publication in Sentinel Champions
- Selected Poems & Short Stories from the Sentinel Literary
Quarterly Writing Competition Series. (This is a print
magazine) A total of 6 stories from this competition will be
published in Sentinel Champions Magazine in May 2011.
Entries Deadline: 30th
Results due: 31st
October, 2010 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly
Judge: Ivor Hartmann
ENTER BY POST OR
"SLQ STORY OCT 2010"
followed by the Title(s) of your Short Story(ies) on the
back of the envelope.
Short Stories must be in English
Language and typed.
Author's name and address or any
other identifying mark MUST
NOTappear on any of your story pages.
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
Make cheques or Postal Orders (in
GB£ only) payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT.
Send your Short Stories, the
envelope with your name inside, and your entry fee to:
113 – 115 George Lane
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 short
stories and a cover note with your Name, Postal Address,
Optional Telephone Number and Titles of your stories to
a Word or rtf attachment. In the subject line, type SLQ
STORY OCT 2010 Followed
by your Transaction ID.
4. You will receive an
acknowledgement of receipt of stories within 48 hours.
Terms & Conditions:
may enter as many short stories as you wish with the
appropriate entry fees.
decision of the judge is final, and no communication will be
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.
you would like an acknowledgement of postal entries, please
enclose an SAE marked "acknowledgement".
Judge's Report will be published in Sentinel Literary
Quarterly on 31st October 2010. This publication is online,
if you would like to receive the Judges' Report in the post,
please enclose an SAE marked "Judges' Report".
prizes won will be paid inside 6 weeks of the announcement
of the results. International entrants will be paid by
PayPal unless they wish to receive GB£ cheques.
entries must be received by midnight on the 30th of
September 2010. Postal entries must be post-marked by 30th
September 2010. E&OE | SLQ
ESSAYS & REVIEWS
IROBI IN SENTINEL
Ivor W. Hartmann is
a Zimbabwean writer currently based in South Africa. He is
the editor/publisher of the StoryTime: Weekly New Fiction by
African Writers ezine (2007-), creator/publisher/co-editor
of the annual
African Roar: An Eclectic Anthology of
African Authors anthology
(2010-), and contributing editor for Sentinel Nigeria
(2010-). He has been published in StoryTime, African
Writing, Words etc, Something Wicked, Munyori Literature
Journal, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, and African Writer. In
2009, he was nominated for the UMA Award, and awarded The
Baobab Prize. He is currently, among many other things,
working on a collection of short stories and several novels.