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Mike Bannister

Sally stroke: early morning, neither a dog bark

nor cuckoo call, only that distant melancholy peal

a deep-rolling tonnage of bronze, rings out

- Mike Bannister, The Terminology of Bells, winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (November 2014). Read more >>

JANUARY – MARCH 2015 (ONLINE)

roger elkinOur Guest Writer for the January – March issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly is multi award-winning poet Roger Elkin, author of 11 poetry collections including Marking Time, Blood Brothers, Fixing Things, Bird in Hand, and Chance Meetings. Here are Six Poems by Elkin and Interview by Mandy Pannett..

 

INTERVIEW

Mandy Pannett – The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Interview with Roger Elkin

Short Stories by Eithne Cullen, David Woodfine, Martin Fuller, Val Ormrod, Pete Pitman, Lynne Voyce, Helen Victoria Anderson, Sharon Boyle.

Poems by Julian Dobson, Alison J. Powell, Anthony Watts, Michelle Bonczek Evory, Shittu Fowora, Dominic James, Yvonne Reddick, Seán Street, Mike Bannister, Abraham Ogebe Adonduwa, Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, Tom Pescatore, Sarah Gonnet, Daisy Johnson, Changming Yuan, Dane Cobain, Pijush Kanti Deb, Yoshira Marbel, Okoye C. C. Ezeamalukwuo, Tessa Foley, Laura Solomon, Nick Cooke, and Gareth Culshaw

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SLQ COMPETITIONS

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION

For original, previously unpublished short stories in English language on any subject, in any style up to 1500 words long.

Closing Date: 28-Feb-2015

Judge: Catherine Edmunds

Prizes: £200 (1st), £75 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £20 x 3 (High Commendation)

Fees: £4/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4

Enter competition here

 

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION

For original, previously unpublished poems in English language on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long.

Closing Date: 28-Feb-2015

Judge: Noel Williams

Prizes: £200 (1st), £75 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £20 x 3 (High Commendation)

Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10

Enter competition here

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.

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

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