October – December 2016

Editorial Note
It is with great pleasure we introduce you to the October – December 2016 issue of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. This quarter we have succeeded in releasing the magazine online and in print as we used to do in the past. The difference today is that the entire issue is available to read ‘at no cost’ on the net. We choose to say ‘at no cost’ rather than use the word ‘free’ in other not to cheapen the expensive creative products of many minds published here. Read more >>


Section 1: Sentinel Champions

Here are the winners and commended poems from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (August 2016) judged by Terry Jones. This quarter’s competition was won by LESLEY BURT with the poem The Greens.

John Gallas Fighting the Biography of John Clare
Camilla Lambert Moon-egg
Lesley Burt The Greens
Math Jones Two Cups
Andy EycottFoetal Cues
Sam Burns Amma
Ross Cogan Two Poems
Robin Lindsay Wilson – Desire in the Cheap Seats

Terry Jones has written an excellent Adjudication Report on this competition which can be read here.

Closing date: 30th November, 2016
Judge: Roger Elkin
For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities and gender living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.
Prizes: £200, £100, £50, £20 x 3, £10 x 3 and publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly Magazine.
Click here to enter now

Section 2: SLQ Poetry

Scott ElderRecital
Theophilus Ejorh Two Poems
Byron Benyon Leaving this place
Peter TaylorTwo Poems
Colin HonnorA Wind Scriathe
Nick Cooke Two Poems
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan Two poems
James Finan The Wretchules
Indunil Madhusankha Two Poems
Ian Fitzgerald The Courtyard
John Sweet Twilight in the City of Empty Fables
Saloni Kaul On The Alert
Idongesit Ifet African Sunset
Anne M Carson Two Poems
Alok Mishra You, Me and Poetry
Ted Mc Carthy Landmarks
Ogundare Tope Two Poems
Frederick Pollack Tapestry
Lazola Pambo I Am Of This Gender
James Bell Two Poems

Section 3: Essays & Reviews
John Freeman‘s Strata Smith and the Anthropocene a review by Mandy Pannett

Magic, Illusion and Other Realities – essay by Simon Perchik

Mandy Pannett reviews Nothing More to it than Bubbles by Jane Burn

Section 4: SLQ Fiction

Simon Howells A Do
Laura Solomon Vision


All the poems, short stories, reviews and essays published in the October – December 2016 issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly (online) also appear the print version. Please enjoy this magazine at no cost, but should you want the paperback copy then go ahead and order it. Please allow 7 days for delivery within the United Kingdom and up to 14 days elsewhere.