Results: Poetry & Short Story Competitions (October 2011)

We are pleased to announce the results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story Competitions for October 2011 judged by Todd Swift and Adnan Mahmutovic respectively.


The 9 commended poems in no particular order are:

‘Nearer my God to Thee’ – Charlotte Trevella

‘Van Eyk’s Arnofilni Portrait’ – Lynn Roberts

‘The Abbot of Bingen’ – Brian Nisbet

‘Mitigating Things’ – Richard W.Halperin

‘Silent Days’ – Eilidh Thomas

‘Atlantis’ – Nick Taylor

‘An Honourable Outlaw’ – Steve Layzell

‘Angels of Galway Harbour’ Terry Jones

‘Losing the Termagant’ – GB Clarkson

The 3 highly commended poems in no particular order are:

‘Post’ – Sharlene Teo

‘Nature Walk’ – David Paul Jones

‘When I Lived in Buenos Aires’ – Al McClimens

Third Prize

‘Valentine Gift’ – David Paul Jones

Second Prize

‘Dorothy’ – Richard W. Halperin

First Prize

‘Madame de Pompadour Considers…’ – Lynn Roberts


The 3 highly commended stories in no particular order are:

‘Maggie Kelly’s Gift’ – Nancy Cook

‘Going Quietly’ – Jane Moreton

‘Cztery miesiące / Four months’ – Martin Cathcart Frödén

Third Prize

‘Third Time Lucky’ – Andrew Campbell-Kearsey

Second Prize

‘Where the Blue Line Fades’ – Alison Lock



The winning and commended works listed above will be published in Sentinel Champions #10 in May 2012.

Congratulations to all the winners.


Closes 15-November 2011

Judge: Roger Elkin

First Prize: £500

Second Prize: £250

Third Prize: £125

High Commendation Prizes: 5 x £25

All winning & commended poems will be published in Sentinel Champions #9 in February 2012.

Entry Fee: £5 per poem. Enter as many poems as your wish.

Results due: 15 December 2011

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or download entry form at

Postal Entries: Please send cheques/postal orders in GB£ only payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT together with your poems, entry form or cover note to:

Sentinel Poetry Movement

Unit 136

113-115 George Lane

South Woodford


E18 1AB

United Kingdom


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