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 October 15, 2014: We are pleased to announce that Philip Burton and Tom Serengeti have emerged winners of the August 2014 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions judged by Will Daunt and Brindley Hallam Dennis. See the full results here

October 13, 2014: The period between October and December 2014 is important for Sentinel Literary Quarterly because we are pulling out all the stops to release the delayed issues of 2014 and start 2015 on a clean slate without ever missing our publishing deadlines again. We will post information on all new publications on this page as well as on our blog page, the Sentinelle and we will also send information to everyone on the Sentinel Mailing List.


Getting information from Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Our Poetry Editor, Mandy Pannett receives a lot of enquiries from our contributors and competition entrants. Please note that Mandy should be contacted only for poetry editorial issues. She would not normally have up to the minute information regarding competitions. If you have questions regarding any aspects of our competitions, please send them to competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk

or editor@sentinelquarterly.com



August 2014

The August 2014 SLQ poetry and short story competitions closed on the 31st of August. The judges are Will Daunt (Poetry) and Brindley Hallam Dennis (Short Stories). The prizes in each category are: £200 first prize, £75 second prize, £50 third prize and 3 x £20 high commendation prizes. All winning and commended poems and short stories will be published in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. Results have been announced here

Forthcoming SLQ competition (November 2014):

We will start accepting entries for the November 2014 poetry and short story competitions on 15/10/2014 at


Feedback on stories and poems

We tried out critical feedback on competition entries in the last quarter and those who received critique of their work were very pleased and have seen how this would help improve their work.  We shall be continuing with this exercise in the new quarter. Find more information here.