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RESULTS OF THE SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS (APRIL 2011)

Once again it gives us great pleasure in announcing the results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story Competitions. From the feedback we have had from the adjudicators Jude Dibia and Andy Willoughby, the overall standard of the entries this quarter were particularly high. Willoughby who judged the poetry competition had to ask if we could have 10 commended poems selected for publication in Sentinel Champions instead of our normal 9 as he found it difficult to cut the number down any further. This is a great testament to the contribution our competitions are making to the creation of new literature.

Here are the results of the competitions.

SHORT STORIES

This quarter, our three Highly Commended stories are:

“If” by Ina Claire Gabler

“The Mackwater Seam” by Brindley Hallam Dennis

and

“Having a Cigarette” by Anne Wilson

***WINNERS***

The Third Prize of goes to “Are we there yet?” by Andrew Blackman

The Second Prize goes to “Colouring Matthew” by Bruce Harris

and the First Prize has been won by “MRS. MACKENZIE’S SECRET” by EILEEN HOON.

POEMS

This quarter, our Highly Commended poems are:

”Kaleidoscope” by Ayoola Oyeniyi

“Death in Inverness” by Bruce Gardner

and

”Jackie Scribbles falls again” by E.K. Wall

***WINNERS***

The Third Prize goes to “Darling Sleep” by Tabitha Joy

The Second Prize goes to “The World is Flat” by Catherine Edmunds

and the FIRST PRIZE has been won by “THE LIVING BUSINESS OF A BADGER” by ELLIE EVANS

The Winners and Highly Commended writers in fiction and poetry plus 10 other Commended poets from the January 2011 competitions will be published in Sentinel Champions #8, in November 2011.

The Highly Commended Poets will each receive a signed copy of The Wilds Anthology edited by Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie.

Congratulations to all the winners and commended writers.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of Sentinel Literary Quarterly Writing Competitions, please direct your enquiries to the Competitions Secretary, Sandra Felix competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk or to the Administrator, Nnorom Azuonye nnorom.azuonye@sentinelpoetry.org.uk