October to December 2012 Contents

South Africa

 

Essay

 

Discordia Concors in South African Literature: The Psychology of the Interregnum’ by Dr Ngozi Chuma-Udeh.

 

Short Stories

 

‘Black and White Blood’ by Ray Johnstone

‘Lady of the House’ by Khadija Magardie

 

Poems

 

‘Khoi Khoi’ by Siyabonga Andre Dennis

‘From God to Dust’ by Jana Van Niekerk.

 

Regular Features

 

Workshop Essay

 

‘Writers, Writing #7: To Simon’ – Critical Feedback Consultant, N QUENTIN WOOLF continues his workshop essays on the processes of creating literature.

 

Poems

 

BETHANY W. HOPE – ‘Letters’. ‘Daniel’.

MARIA APICHELLA – ‘Untitled Sequence’

 

Interview

 

TERRY JONES talks to Sentinel Literary Quarterly

“Definitionally and ontologically, I believe poetry can be the place where truth happens, where language is under most pressure to be trusted as what it is.”

Terry Jones, the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Interview

 

Short Stories

 

’Once Upon a Country’ – a short story by MIKE EKUNNO

‘The Odd Jobs Man’ – a short story by LAURA SOLOMON

‘Branches of Acacia Trees’ – short story by ZAINUB E. DALA

 

Sentinel Champions

 

Poems

 

DAVID PAUL JONES – ‘Lamplight’.

CHRISTIAN WARD – ‘Justin’.

SIMON JACKSON – ‘Fleet’.

TERRY JONES – ‘Queen’.

EILIDH THOMAS – ‘Safe Journey’.

OZ HARDWICK – ‘Vinyl Junkie’

LYNN ROBERTS – ‘Rembrandt’s Self-portrait aged 63’.

CLAIRE COX – ‘The Secret of Small Strawberries’

 

Short Stories

 

SARAH EVANS – ‘Duopoly’.

JULIA LACEY BROOKE – ‘Guilt Sweets’.

FIONNA BARR – ‘That Split Second’.

BRINDLEY HALLAM DENNIS – ‘Sand’.

LEO MADIGAN – ‘The Naked Fisherman’

 

Writing Competitions

 

Closing November 30th: Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2012

Judge: Roger Elkin

Prizes: £500, £250, £125, £25 x 5

Fees: £5 per poem (first 2 poems), £3.50 per poem thereafter.

 

Closing November 30th: Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2012

Judge: David Caddy

Prizes: £500, £250, £125, £25 x 5

Fees: £5 per story (first 2 stories), £3.50 per story thereafter.

 

Closing December 31st: SLQ Poetry Competition (December 2012)

Judge: Noel Williams

Prizes: £150, £75, £50, £10 x 3

Fees: £3 per poem, £11 for 4, £12 for 5

 

Closing December 31st: SLQ Short Story Competition (December 2012)

Judge: Clare Girvan

Prizes: £150, £75, £50, £10 x 3

Fees: £5 per story, £8 for 2, £10 for 3 and £12 for 4