Sentinel Literary Quarterly
Poems may be on any subject or style and MUST NOT
have been previously published, or posted on a website or blog. Poems
posted on members-only writing groups for workshop purposes as part
of the creative process are not deemed to have been previously
published. Poems must also not be under consideration for
publication or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Length: Maximum 50 lines per poem
Entry Fees: £3.00 for 1 poem, £12.00 for 5 poems. (You may
enter as many poems as you wish – with the appropriate fees.
Prizes: First: £150.00, Second: £75.00, Third: £50.00, Highly
Commended: £10 x 3.
First Publication: The three winning poems, three highly
commended poems, plus nine other poems (15 poems in total) will receive first publication in Sentinel Champions
magazine in print and eBook in August 2012.
Results due: 20th February,
2012 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine online at:
Judge: DEREK ADAMS,
Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement
Enter online or by post
Adams, judge of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
(July 2010) returns to judge the January 2012 competition.
He is a
poet, photographer and writer of short stories. Author of
Unconcerned but not Indifferent - the life of Man Ray (2006),
Everyday Objects, Chance Remarks (2005) and Postcards to Olympus
(2004), Derek was named the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year (2006). He
is the Co-ordinator of the Essex Poetry Festival.
International/Online entrants may enter by e-mail and pay
entry fees securely by Paypal. To enter by this method
please follow these steps:
Select the option that matches
your entry preference from the paypal drop-down button
below and make the applicable payment.
After making your payment, you will be given a
Transaction ID or Receipt Number by Paypal. Make a note
of the Transaction ID.
Submit your poems and a
cover note with your Name, E-mail Address, Postal Address,
Telephone Number and Titles of your poems to:
firstname.lastname@example.org as a Word or rtf
attachment. In the subject line, type SLQ POETRY JAN
2012 Followed by your Transaction ID. You will
receive an acknowledgement of receipt of poems within
by post, Download Entry Form Here:
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your poems with a Typed Cover Note titled
SLQ POETRY JAN 2012 The
cover note should include your Name, E-mail Address, Postal
Address, Telephone Number and Titles of your poems
Send the Entry Form or Cover Note together with your poems and the
applicable fees (GB£ cheques or postal orders only)
payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to:
Sentinel Poetry Movement
113 – 115 George Lane
You may enter as many poems as you wish
with the applicable entry fees.
If you win one of the prizes in this
quarter’s competition, you will NOT be prohibited from entering
next quarter’s competition.
Judges read the poems without any
indication of the identity of the authors. If the same poet wins
more than one prize, in the interest of fairness we WILL award
The decision of the judge is final, and
no communication will be entered into.
If on the advice of the judge, the
quality of entries is too low to produce worthy prize winners,
or any other legitimate reason beyond our control arises which
may affect a fair completion or conduct of the competition, we
reserve the right to cancel the competition and refund all entry
fees immediately by the same method we have been paid.
We reserve the right to reapportion the
prize money if necessary in the interest of continuity as an
alternative to cancellation of the competition.
If you would like an acknowledgement of
postal entries, please enclose an SAE marked “acknowledgement”.
The Judge’s Report will be published in
Sentinel Literary Quarterly on 20th February, 2012. This
publication is online, at
you would like to receive the Judges’ Report in the post, please
enclose an SAE marked “Judges’ Report SLQ Poetry January 2012”.
All prizewinners will be notified by
post or e-mail within 7 days of the announcement of the results.
These notifications will be accompanied with a prize claim
By entering this competition you
provide some information such as your address and e-mail address which
may be deemed personal information. These will be processed
according to the data protection act 1998. We will never pass on
any detail you provide in the course of entering this
competition to a third party and we will never sell your data to
anyone for marketing purposes.
By entering this competition you agree
that we may contact you by e-mail or post via our newsletter
with the results of the competition, the adjudicator’s reports
and information on future competitions. You may unsubscribe from
the newsletter at any time.
*Online entries must be received by
midnight on the 20th January 2012. Postal entries must be
post-marked by 20th January, 2012. E&OE | SLQ
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