October to December 2012 Contents

South Africa




Discordia Concors in South African Literature: The Psychology of the Interregnum’ by Dr Ngozi Chuma-Udeh.


Short Stories


‘Black and White Blood’ by Ray Johnstone

‘Lady of the House’ by Khadija Magardie




‘Khoi Khoi’ by Siyabonga Andre Dennis

‘From God to Dust’ by Jana Van Niekerk.


Regular Features


Workshop Essay


‘Writers, Writing #7: To Simon’ – Critical Feedback Consultant, N QUENTIN WOOLF continues his workshop essays on the processes of creating literature.




BETHANY W. HOPE – ‘Letters’. ‘Daniel’.

MARIA APICHELLA – ‘Untitled Sequence’




TERRY JONES talks to Sentinel Literary Quarterly

“Definitionally and ontologically, I believe poetry can be the place where truth happens, where language is under most pressure to be trusted as what it is.”

Terry Jones, the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Interview


Short Stories


’Once Upon a Country’ – a short story by MIKE EKUNNO

‘The Odd Jobs Man’ – a short story by LAURA SOLOMON

‘Branches of Acacia Trees’ – short story by ZAINUB E. DALA


Sentinel Champions




DAVID PAUL JONES – ‘Lamplight’.



TERRY JONES – ‘Queen’.

EILIDH THOMAS – ‘Safe Journey’.

OZ HARDWICK – ‘Vinyl Junkie’

LYNN ROBERTS – ‘Rembrandt’s Self-portrait aged 63’.

CLAIRE COX – ‘The Secret of Small Strawberries’


Short Stories


SARAH EVANS – ‘Duopoly’.

JULIA LACEY BROOKE – ‘Guilt Sweets’.

FIONNA BARR – ‘That Split Second’.


LEO MADIGAN – ‘The Naked Fisherman’


Writing Competitions


Closing November 30th: Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2012

Judge: Roger Elkin

Prizes: £500, £250, £125, £25 x 5

Fees: £5 per poem (first 2 poems), £3.50 per poem thereafter.


Closing November 30th: Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2012

Judge: David Caddy

Prizes: £500, £250, £125, £25 x 5

Fees: £5 per story (first 2 stories), £3.50 per story thereafter.


Closing December 31st: SLQ Poetry Competition (December 2012)

Judge: Noel Williams

Prizes: £150, £75, £50, £10 x 3

Fees: £3 per poem, £11 for 4, £12 for 5


Closing December 31st: SLQ Short Story Competition (December 2012)

Judge: Clare Girvan

Prizes: £150, £75, £50, £10 x 3

Fees: £5 per story, £8 for 2, £10 for 3 and £12 for 4