Sentinel Weekly News

Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Identity Issue

We are exactly 10 days away from the publication of the Identity issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly guest-edited by Caine Prize for African Writing winner and author of Voice of America, EC Osondu. We shall be publishing this magazine online as usual, but will have a print version available as well for those who prefer good old paper between fingers, and to keep it in their bookshelves. Don’t forget to visit on October 31st. If you would like to be notified by e-mail when this publication goes live, please subscribe our free e-Newsletter.

Sentinel Literature Festival 2011

The 2nd Sentinel Literature Festival will be held at the University College London on the 27th, 28th and 30th October 2011 and will feature readings, performances, lectures and talks by writers and musicians including Nengi Ilagha, author of Mantids, Derek Sellen, author of The Arch and its Shadow, Amanda Sington-Williams, author of The Eloquence of Desire, Osita Okagbue, author of Culture and Identity in African and Caribbean Theatre, Andy Willoughby, author of Tough, Miles Cain, author of The Border, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, editor of Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Terence Frisby, author of Kisses on a Postcard, Monica Clarke, author of They call me Hottentot Venus, Peter Olorunisomo (a.k.a Pete Godismo), author of A Snake in the King’s Palace, Christie Watson, author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, Graham Burchell, author of Vermeer’s Corner, N. Quentin Woolf, author of The Writer’s Notebook, and “Tequila Secrets” writer Adura Ojo. Learn more and buy your tickets now at

Sentinel Literary Quarterly, French Literature Issue

The French Literature Issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly will be published in January 2012. If you have not submitted your work to this issue, you may do so before the 30th of November. The French Literature issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly marks a return to print publication of our magazine. The online magazine will still be available free-to-read but will only contain some of the materials that appear in the print version. 

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Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2011 | Closing Date: 15-Nov-11

For previously unpublished poems in English language up to 50 lines long, on any subject, in any style. Poems entered may not be under consideration for publication, or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Prizes: £500 (First), £250 (Second), £125 (Third), 5 x £25 (Highly Commended). Publication in Sentinel Champions magazine #9, February 2012 in print and eBook formats. Judge: Roger Elkin, author of ‘No Laughing Matter’ and ‘Fixing Things’. Results will be announced on 15-DEC-2011 at
Entry Fee: £5 per poem

Contact: Send poems with Cover Note or Entry Form with Cheque/Postal Order in GP£ only payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT, Address: Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom.
Enter online or download Entry Form at:

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