Judge’s Report and Results, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (November 2017)

We are pleased to announce the results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (November 2017) judged by Abegail Morley.

The results

Special Mentions:
Answering Julia Copus – Sandra Galton (London)
Machine – Martin Wildman (Kingsteignton)

Commended:
The Call – Audrey Ardern-Jones (Epsom)
The Return – Lyn Thornton (Oxford)
Sometimes, in the snow, I think I see – Gabriel Griffin (Orta, Italy)

Highly Commended:
Grave Marker, Whitby Abbey – Michael Brown (Middlesbrough)
Of One Matter – Derek Sellen (Canterbury)
A Place to Call Home – Jude Neale (Bowen Island, Canada)

Third Prize:
Negotiating slugs – A C Clarke (Glasgow)

Second Prize:
Extremities – Claire Williamson (Chepstow)

First Prize:
Dreamland – Mary Anne Smith (Canterbury)

Many thanks to Abegail for judging and selecting these poems from 308 entries this quarter. It is heart-warming to see some previous Sentinel Champions on this list including Derek Sellen whose poem Standing with Oliver in Oliver’s Garden won second prize in the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2010. A C Clarke’s In the Walled Garden was highly commended in the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2015, and Vanitas by Gabriel Griffin won third prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (August 2017). Jude Neale, one of the highly commended poets this quarter is the author of Splendid in its Silence – second prize winner in the SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition (2016) and A Blooming (SPM Publications – forthcoming May 2018).

These poems will be published in print and online on 31st January 2018 in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.

Congratulations all.

Nnorom Azuonye
Administrator

READ THE JUDGE’S REPORT BY ABEGAIL MORLEY HERE