Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.4, July 2009. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online).

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About The Judge

Bobby Parker lives in Kidderminster in the West Midlands and runs the  Last Chance Before Bath-time publications with  a focus on  pocket-size chapbooks of 21 poems. He has been selected as Poet of the Year in Purple Patch magazine, and has previously been published in the following magazines: Agenda; The New Cauldron; The Coffee House; Curlew; Fire; Global Tapestry Journal; Iota; Krax; Obsessed With Pipework; Orbis (Featured Writer in issue 147); Rain Dog; Raw Edge; Purple Patch; Quarry; Urban District Writer; Weyfarers, and has poems and prose on the webzine

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (October, 2009).


About the competition

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition has been introduced to encourage and reward quality poetry writing, create and sustain awareness about the publication and if by any chance a small financial margin is achieved at the end of each competition, that will go back into producing the magazine and help keep it a free-to-read publication.


Competition Details 

Subject: Poems may be on any subject.

Length: Maximum 40 lines per poem

Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem or £12.00 for 5 poems

First Prize: £100.00

Second Prize: £60.00

Third Prize: £40.00

First Publication: The top three poems will receive first publication in the October 2009 issue (Vol.3 No.1) of Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ).

Competition Pamphlet: A pamphlet fed by the competition titled Champion Poems: Top poems from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competition #2 (Edited by Bobby Parker) All included poets will receive 1 Free contributor's copy each.

Entry deadline: 30th September, 2009 (Postmark)*

Results due: 31 October, 2009



Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement


How to Enter


  1. Poems must be in English language and typed.

  2. Author’s name and address MUST NOT appear on the page.

  3. Write your name and address on a sheet of paper and put the paper in a sealed envelope and write "SLQ POETRY OCT 2009" followed by the TITLE(S) of your poem(s) on the back of the envelope.

  4. Makes cheques or Postal Orders (in GB£ only) payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT

  5. 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


You may also enter Online**


International/Online entrants may enter by e-mail and pay entry fees by Paypal. To enter by this method please follow these steps:

1. Click on one of the Paypal Button below that matches your entry preference and make the applicable payment.

2. After making your payment, you will be given a Transaction ID by Paypal. Make a note of the Transaction ID.

3. Submit your poems to as a Word or rtf attachment. In the subject line, type SLQ POETRY OCT 2009 Followed by your Transaction ID.

4. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of poems within 48 hours.


Terms & Conditions: You may enter as many poems as you want with the appropriate entry fees. The decision of the judge is final, and no communication will be entered into. We reserve the right to reapportion the prize money. If you would like an acknowledgement of postal entries, please enclose an SAE marked "acknowledgement". The Judges' Report will be published alongside the winning poems in SLQ July. Since this publication is online, if you would like to receive the Judges' Report in the post, please enclose an SAE marked "Judges' Report".


*Postal entries must be Postmarked by 30th September 2009 and must be received by 4th of October 2009.  

** Online entries must be received by midnight on the 30th of September, 2009.



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