Pen, Sword and The Society

Nnorom Azuonye
My E-conversation with
Esiaba Irobi

Guest Poet:
Rebecca Steltner
About Steltner


Rebecca Steltner
Summer Forgetting
Untitled I
Untitled II
Before falling asleep
Unoma Azuah
Song of the Owl
In Us
Uduma Kalu
To the unheard voice
A mermaid dance
I am still eager
C. Highsmith-Hooks
When freedom come
Through tainted eyes
The Day The Towers Fell
Uche Nduka
Turn the key
Slow Feet
Emeka Azuine
Reality World
Song for Souls

Nnamdi Obioha Azuonye
- Profile of the poet
Nnorom Azuonye
The Freedom Clause: Theme and Meaning
in the poems of
Nnamdi Azuonye

Events & Announcements:
StAnza Poetry Festival
Poetry Competitions


Notes on Contributors

Back Issues:

January 2003
December 2002


MAGAZINE MONTHLY -- FEBRUARY 2003          ISSN 1479-425X



This list has been compiled from information provided by the organizers of the competitions. Sentinel Poetry does not accept any liability in connection with the information contained in the list as it is intended to be a guide to current competitions only.
Competitors must write independently to each competition, enclosing a s.a.e. for an entry form before submitting work. Most competitions charge an entry fee. Unless otherwise stated assume that all poems should be in English, original, and not previously published.

For collections of up to 30 poems. Poems should not exceed 40 lines.
ENTRY FEE: 3.50 per manuscript
CONTACT: 1 Alanbrooke, Broadway, Knaphill, Surrey GU21 2RU
CLOSING DATE: 31st March 2003

AWARD (formerly The Haiku Award)
Bi-annual competition for free form and conventional haiku (5-7-5) and tanka (5-7-5-7-7) For more information and entry forms visit  ENTRY FEE: 2 per haiku or tanka or 10 for a set of 6 CONTACT: still, 1 Lambolle Place, Belsize Park, London NW3 4PD
CLOSING DATE: 15th February and 15th August

CHRISTOPHER TOWER POETRY PRIZES Open the 16-18 year olds in UK schools or colleges. Poems must not exceed 48 lines and must be on the theme of 'The Passport'. Entrants may only submit one poem, with the entry form countersigned by their teacher. Details at
ENTRY FEE: Free CONTACT: Christopher Tower Prizes, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP CLOSING DATE: 28th February 2003

DRAGONHEART PRESS POETRY COMPETITION Internet competition for poems not exceeding 60 lines-
CONTACT: 11 Menin Rd, Allestree, Derby DE22 2NL

For poems up to 40 lines.
ENTRY FEE: 3.00 per poem or 5 for 12.00
CONTACT: 17 Millcroft, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 2BP
CLOSING DATE: Ongoing competition

For single poems or a linked suite of poems not longer than 100 lines.
ENTRY FEE: $12 Australian CONTACT: Island, P.O.Box 210, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7006 CLOSING DATE: 15th February 2003

KEATS SHELLEY PRIZE For poems not exceeding 50 lines on a Romantic theme associated with Exile. ENTRY FEE: 5 for the first entry then 3 each additional entry. CONTACT: Jill Gamble, KSMA Competition Secretary, School of English, The University, St Andrews, KY16 9AL Scotland CLOSING DATE: 31st March 2003

KICK START POETS OPEN POETRY COMPETITION For poems not exceeding 60 lines. ENTRY FEE: 4 for up to 2 poems, 10 for 3 poems, and 3 each for 4 or more poems CONTACT: Kick start poets, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury SP1 3UT CLOSING DATE: 14th March 2003

NOBUYUKI YUASA INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH HAIBUN COMPETITION For haibun in English language only, of a length between 200-1,500 words, including (as a requirement) one or tow haiku. ENTRY FEE: 10 made out to the British Haiku Society CONTACT: Sinodun, Shalford, Braintree, Essex CM7 5HN
CLOSING DATE: 31st March 2003

POETRY LONDON COMPETITION For poems not exceeding 80 lines.
ENTRY FEE: 4.00 per poem, 3.00 per poem subscribers
P.O. Box 30104, London E17 4XR CLOSING DATE: 14th February 2002 website

POETRY LIFE OPEN POETRY COMPETITION For poems not exceeding 80 lines.
ENTRY FEE: 4 per poem CONTACT: 1 Blue Ball Corner, Water Lane, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 OER CLOSING DATE: 29th March 2003

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