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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


Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition (July, 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 stories will receive first publication in the July 2010 issue (Vol.3 No.4) of Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ) online.

Competition Magazine: A total of 4 short stories from this competition will be published in The Sentinel Champions Magazine in November 2010.

Entries Deadline: 25th June, 2010

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

Judge: Laura Solomon

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 NOT appear 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 JULY 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 JULY 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 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 of June 2010 E&OE | SLQ


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Laura Solomon has an honours degree in English Literature (Victoria University, NZ, 1997) and a Masters degree in Computer Science (University of London, 2003) and currently works in IT.  She has published two novels in New Zealand with Tandem Press: 'Black Light' (1996) and 'Nothing Lasting' (1997).  Her novel ‘An Imitation of Life’ (working title) is to be published by Solidus, UK in early 2010.  She has published various other poems and short stories online and in various literary magazines.

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