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Vol.3. No. 3. April - June 2010





Barrie Darke
Bruce J. Berger
Chad Norman
Christian Ward
Chuma Nwokolo Jr
Claire Askew
Colin Gallant
Davide Trame
Gary Beck
Ivor W. Hartmann
Katie Metcalfe
M C Hardwick
Michael Conley
Minna Salami
Pete Court
Roger Elkin
Warren Paul Glover
George Freek

Champion Poems #1

Selected Poems from the

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition July 2009, featuring poems by twenty fine minds of our time, including Miles Cain, Mandy Pannett, Charles Evans, L.S Mensah, Thomas Gayton, June Drake, Noel Williams and Ellaraine Lockie.

45 Pages.

£3.95 (UK), £4.95 (Overseas)

Price includes P&P

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Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July, 2010).


Competition Details 

Subject: Poems may be on any subject, any style and MUST NOT have been previously published, posted to a website or blog. Poems 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 40 lines per poem

Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem or £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 the July 2010 issue (Vol.3 No.4) of Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ) online.

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

Deadline: 25th June, 2010

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

Judge: Derek Adams

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 JULY 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 JULY 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 July 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 30 days of the announcement of the results. * Online entries must be received by midnight on the 25th June 2010 E&OE | SLQ


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Derek Adams has published 3 collections of poetry: unconcerned but not indifferent - the life of Man Ray, 2006, Everyday Objects, Chance Remarks, 2005 & Postcards to Olympus, 2004.
Co-ordinator of the Essex Poetry Festival. Poems in Ambit, Acumen, Magma, Rialto, Stride, Smiths Knoll & others.
He was winner of BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year 2006, and Poetry Monthly Booklet award 2004.
A professional photographer, his portraits of poets have been exhibited in the UK & France, including at the Poetry Café, Covent Garden.



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