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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




The Real Red Riding Hood

First Prize Winner, SLQ Poetry Competition (April 2010)


Everything you've read about me is a lie:

I detest the colour red, look away

at the sight of ketchup, traffic lights

and postboxes. I like the colour blue.


Or yellow. Yellow's good. The old woman?

I visit my Nan, who runs a B&B in Hastings,

come back stinking of the sea and vinegar.

Pets? I once befriended a fox in my garden,


fed it greenish strips of bacon studded

with bluebottles. Didn't seem to mind.

But a fox isn't exactly a wolf, is it now?

And reports of footage of me on the internet?


Those costumes aren't mine. I know nothing

about special effects or make-up. I can't

do impressions; have never been to a wood.

Listen, my name is Dave. I work in an office.


Christian Ward 2010



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Short Story Competition (July 2010)


Poetry Competition (July 2010)


Sentinel Literature Festival Poetry Competition 2010



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Christian Ward is a 29 year old London-based poet currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. His poetry has appeared in Iota, Poetry Wales and the Warwick Review. He won First Prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (April 2010)



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