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The very first issue of Sentinel Poetry Quarterly published in July 2004. Poets include Toni Kan, Elizabeth Johnstone, Josef Lesser, Uche Nduka, Roberta A. McQueen,

Jekwu Ikeme, Tolu Ogunlesi, Uduma Kalu, Kodi Azuonye and AnnMarie Eldon.

28 pages.

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SPQ #1





Publishing Cycle


Sentinel Literary Quarterly is currently published online only in January, April, July, and October. Submission deadlines for the issues is as follows:

31st December for January issue.

31st March for April issue.

30th June for July issue

30th September for October issue.

Submissions to Sentinel Literary Quarterly are ongoing.


Submission Guidelines




Poems: Submit up to 6 poems on any subject of 60 lines or less, or a long poem up to 200 lines plus 2 shorter poems.


Fiction: Submit Short Stories, or Excerpts from Novels on any subject or theme up to 8,000 words long.


Essays: Academic essays may be up to 10,000 words long.


Plays: Short plays or excerpts from longer plays no longer than 15,000 words.


Reviews and Interviews: These may be up to 3000 long.


All materials submitted must be in English Language. We encourage poems written in other languages as long as they are sent together with appropriate translations.


The name of the author as he/she would like to be credited must appear on the materials.


Please send a photograph of yourself in Jpeg format to go on your page. (Some people feel uncomfortable sending their photographs and have sent pictures of their cats or other pets instead. The editor does not like that and often would not read those submissions. If you don't wish to send a picture, please don't. It is optional.)


Copyright: Once we accept materials for Sentinel Literary Quarterly, we acquire the copyright until they have been published. 90 days after publication, the copyright reverts to the authors.


Simultaneous Submissions: We discourage simultaneous submissions. The turnaround time is 8 weeks. Hopefully that is not too long for you.


Previously Published Work:  Generally we discourage submissions of previously published work. If we feel strongly about a previously published work we may solicit it. If your work has been published elsewhere and you feel it has not been given the exposure it deserves, and you feel strongly about it, by all means submit it, but please mention where and when it was first published.


Payment: Sentinel Literary Quarterly does not currently pay authors any money for work accepted and published. This will change sometime in 2011. Details of our honorarium plan will be announced on this page.


Important: Please submit only materials that are your original work. Please bear in mind that Sentinel Literary Quarterly is a magazine and not a blog or discussion forum. Therefore the form and content of any work published in the magazine is final and any aspect of the work, or its authorship, may not be modified after 7 days of publication. Requests for modification of content, authorship or deletion will not be entertained. Copyright reverts to all authors 90 days after publication. 


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You can help keep Sentinel Literary Quarterly free by taking part in one of our writing competitions and possibly win yourself a bit of cash, or donate to the cause.


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