Monthly Archives: November 2013

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (SEPTEMBER 2013) Judge’s Report by Todd Swift

Overall, this was a lively bunch of poems.  About half were quite weak, and could easily be moved on from.  The other half demanded serious attention.  Of these, the poems clustered into several interlocking themes, of family, love, faith, illness, death, and nature – classic themes, of course.  Most of the poems felt like they […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION (SEPTEMBER 2013)

Judge’s Report by Alex Keegan   Over the last 10-15 years I have judged approximately 45 short-story competitions including “From the Ashes”, The Derby Prize, 7Q & Fish. Usually, although sometimes there is not a very long short-list, it seems, just about always, there are enough decent stories to allow the judge to select the […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (SEPTEMBER 2013) Judge’s Report by Todd Swift

Overall, this was a lively bunch of poems.  About half were quite weak, and could easily be moved on from.  The other half demanded serious attention.  Of these, the poems clustered into several interlocking themes, of family, love, faith, illness, death, and nature – classic themes, of course.  Most of the poems felt like they […]

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