Subject: Poems may be on any subject or style and MUST NOT have been previously published, 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.
Length: Maximum 40 lines per poem.
Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem, £12.00 for 5 poems. (You may enter as many poems as you wish – with the appropriate fees. All 5-poem entrants receive a FREE Sentinel Champions #4 e-Book.)
First Prize: £150.00
Second Prize: £60.00
Third Prize: £40.00
Three Highly Commended Poems: The authors each receive a signed copy of The Wilds Anthology edited by Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie (The Wilds Anthology have been donated to this competition by Ek Zuban Publishers, http://www.ekzuban.org.uk/index.htm)
First Publication: The three winning poems, three highly commended poems, plus nine other poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Champions – Selected Poems & Short Stories from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Writing Competition Series. (This magazine appears in print and e-book formats) Up to 15 poems in total, subject to quality, from this competition will be published in Sentinel Champions Magazine in November 2011.
Entries Deadline: 20th March, 2011 Results due: 30th April, 2011 announced in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine at https://sentinelquarterly.com
Judge: ANDY WILLOUGHBY, author of The Wrong California: Middlesbrough Poet Laureate Poems (Mudfog 2004), Tough (Smokestack Books 2006).
Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement