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Vol.3. No. 4. July - September 2010





Afam Akeh
Andy Willoughby
Claire Girvan
Christian Ward
Derek Adams
Esiaba Irobi
Hannah Lowe
Hunter Liguore
Ikechukwu Obialo Azuonye
Karunamay Sinha
Kate Horsley
Laura Solomon
Lookman Sanusi
Malcolm Bray
Mark Lewis
Moa-Aaricia Lindunger
N Quentin Woolf
Nina Romano
Nnorom Azuonye
Norbert O. Eze
Olu Oguibe
Pius Adesanmi
Robert Lee Frazier
Toyin Adepoju
Uche Nduka
Wayne Scheer
Zino Asalor

Published August 2010

Sentinel Champions #3

Edited by Unoma Azuah and Munayem Mayenin

features poems and short stories from the SLQ competitions January 2010

plus interviews with past winners Noel Williams and Akinlabi Peter, this beautiful, perfect bound publication is a great read.

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Edited by

Andy Willoughby

and Bob Beagrie


This issue of SLQ is dedicated to the memory of

ESIABA IROBI (1960 - 2010)



Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition (October, 2010).


Competition Details 

Subject: Short 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.

Length: Maximum 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

First Publication: 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 September, 2010

Results due: 31st October, 2010 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine at

Judge: Ivor Hartmann

Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement





  1. Short Stories must be in English Language and typed.

  2. Author's name and address or any other identifying mark MUST NOTappear on any of your story 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 STORY OCT 2010" followed by the Title(s) of your Short Story(ies) on the back of the envelope.

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

  6. Send your Short Stories, 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 short stories and a cover note with your Name, Postal Address, Optional Telephone Number and Titles of your stories to as 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:

1. You may enter as many short stories 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 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".

6. All 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.

* Online 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





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.





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