Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.1, October 2008. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online).

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Submission Guidelines


You may submit previously unpublished materials* according to these guidelines:


Poems - any theme or style. Up to 6 poems, single-line spaced, up to 40 lines per poem.


Short Stories

1800 to 5000 words, double-spaced.


Interviews, novel excerpts, book/film/art/theatre reviews -  up to 1,500 words, double-spaced.


Essays - up to 6,000 words (including footnotes/references), double-spaced.


Short plays/drama sketches - up to 2000 words, double-spaced.


Note: For all submissions, please include a short bio of no more than 5 lines, and a photograph of yourself in jpeg format.


Simultaneous Submissions

We strongly discourage simultaneous submissions. At SLQ we will endeavour to give you a decision within 8 weeks.


Submissions by e-mail only

- Obviously we cannot return electronically-submitted materials.

- All unused materials will be deleted. The authors will be notified, of course.

- Please note, our spellings will be UK English standard, e.g. Favour not Favor,

Colour and not Color. If you submit materials with US standard we reserve the right and are very likely to alter the spellings of certain words.

Payment - We currently cannot afford to pay contributors.

Turnaround time: 8 weeks.


*We will not knowingly publish material that has been