Sentinel Literary Quarterly
Poetry Competition (January 2011).
deadline EXTENDED until
Subject: Poems may be on any
subject or style and MUST NOT have been previously
published, posted on a website or blog. Poems posted on
members-only writing groups for workshop purposes as part of
the creative process are not deemed to have been previously
Length: Maximum 40 lines per poem.
Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem, £12.00 for 5 poems.
First Prize: £150.00
Second Prize: £60.00
Third Prize: £40.00
First Publication: The top three
poems will receive first publication in
Sentinel Champions - Selected Poems & Short Stories from
the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Writing Competition Series.
(This is a print magazine) Up to 15 poems, subject to
quality, from this competition will be published in Sentinel
Champions Magazine in August 2011.
20th December, 2010
7th January 2011
Results due: 31st January, 2011 announced in Sentinel
Literary Quarterly magazine at
Judge: Mandy Pannett,
Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement
ENTER BY POST OR ONLINE
Poems must be in English Language
Author's name and address or any
other identifying mark MUST NOT appear on any of
your poetry 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
Write "SLQ POETRY JAN 2011"
followed by the Title(s) of your Poem(s) on the back of
Make cheques or Postal Orders (in
GB£ only) payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT.
Send your Poems, the envelope with your
name inside, and your entry fee to:
Sentinel Poetry Movement
113 – 115 George Lane
International/Online entrants may enter
by e-mail and pay entry fees by Paypal. To enter by this
method please follow these steps:
Select the option that matches your
entry preference from the paypal drop-down button below
and make the applicable payment.
After making your payment, you will
be given a Transaction ID or Receipt Number by Paypal.
Make a note of the Transaction ID.
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 JAN 2011 Followed by your Transaction ID.
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of
stories within 48 hours.
*Due to delays postal
delays caused by adverse weather, and the usual
pre-Christmas post, we have deemed it only fair to extend
the deadline to the end of the first week in January to make
sure all entries are accounted for.
You may enter as many
poems as you wish with the appropriate entry fees.
If you win one of the
prizes in this quarter's competition, you will NOT be
prohibited from entering next quarter's competition.
The judges read the poems
without any indication of the identity of the authors.
If the same poet wins more than one prize, in the
interest of fairness we WILL award it.
The decision of the judge
is final, and no communication will be entered into.
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.
We reserve the right to
reapportion the prize money if necessary in the interest
of continuity as an alternative to cancellation of the
If you would like an
acknowledgement of postal entries, please enclose an SAE
The Judge's Report will be
published in Sentinel Literary Quarterly on 31 January
2011. This publication is online,
www.sentinelquarterly.com if you would like to
receive the Judges' Report in the post, please enclose
an SAE marked "Judges' Report".
All prizewinners will be
notified by post or e-mail within 7 days of the
announcement of the results. These notifications will be
accompanied with a prize claim invoice.
By entering this
competition you provide some information such as your
address and e-mail which may be deemed personal
information. These will be processed according to the
data protection act 1998. We will never pass on any
detail you provide in the course of entering this
competition to a third party and we will never sell your
data to anyone for marketing purposes.
By entering this
competition you agree that we may contact you by e-mail
or post via our newsletter with the results of the
competition, the adjudicator's reports and information
on future competitions. You may unsubscribe from the
newsletter at any time.
* Online entries must be received by midnight on the
7th January 2011. Postal entries must be post-marked
by 7th January 2011. E&OE | SLQ