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Enter Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition – on-going international open every 3 months…since 2009
We are pleased to announce the results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (February 2017) judged by Mandy Pannett.
1st Prize – Potholes – by Pat Borthwick
2nd Prize – Swallows to Plett Bay. SA. by Val Bridge
3rd Prize – In Which I Tell My Blues by Al Mcclimens
Highly Commended – Literacy by Sam Burns
Highly Commended – By the Rice Paddy by Ion Corcos
Highly Commended – Workinkitchen by Laura Thompson
Commended – Catching the Train by Catherine Edmunds
Commended – Lascaux Horse by Ciarán Parkes
Commended – Virgil Sends a Postcard Home by Al McClimens
The winning and commended poems will be published in the Sentinel Champions section of Sentinel Literary Quarterly on 30.04.2017
For the full results and adjudication report go to: 0217-results
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Touched for the very first time is a short story by Paul McDonald was the third prize winner, Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2015. touched-for-the-very-first-time-pm
We are pleased to announce that Anthony Watts will judge the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (May 2017). The competition which is open to all poets living in any part of the world will open on 6th March and close on the 31st of May.
Watts has been writing ‘seriously’ for over 40 years and has had poems published in magazines and anthologies in addition to four published collections: Strange Gold (KQBX Press, 1991), The Talking Horses of Dreams (Iron Press, 1999), Steart Point (John Garland, 2009) and The Shell Gatherer (Oversteps, 2011). He has won prizes in poetry competitions and his poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Somerset Sound. Rural Somerset has been his home for most of his life and he has no plans to leave it. His main interests in life are poetry, music, thinking and messing about outdoors.
Closing date: 28-Feb-2017
Judge: Mandy Pannett author of All the Invisibles
Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.
Prizes: £200 (first prize), £100 (second prize), £50 (third prize), £20 x (high commendation) and £10 x 3 (commendation).
First publication: All winning and commended poems will be published in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online)
Results: will be announced on 15-April-2017
Entry Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10
Send cheques/postal orders (GB£ only) in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to:
Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom
Contact: Enter online or download Entry Form for Postal Entry at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry
Getting Started by Chris Heyward was highly commended in the Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2015 judged by Alex Keegan.
Bean Counter by Dianne Bown-Wilson was commended in the Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2015 judged by Alex Keegan.
A leopard never changes his spots, my mother used to say with a resigned pursing of her lips. But since ‘that night’ she doesn’t any more.
She used to say it about Dad who was, is, a typical accountant: steady, pragmatic, controlled. Whether that was his nature and he chose his profession to fit, or whether his work reigned in what was once a more effervescent disposition, I can’t decide.
“Oh, he’s always been like that,” Mum says. But then, thirty-five years on, perhaps today’s torpid reality has driven out all memory of any recklessness that might have punctuated his younger life. After all, she must have thought him exciting once upon a time.
Anyway, to understand what happened you need to know a little of how things were. A few years back my father’s advertising agency, established some twenty years earlier with his best friend Brian and until then, unswervingly successful, was about to go under. The reason for this change in fortunes was simple: Brian, the creative, the yang to Dad’s yin, had been diagnosed with cancer. Read the full story.