Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day Message

In just under two hours, Father's Day 2009 will be well and truly underway. I am very blessed to be the proud father of two absolutely wonderful children. Arinze and Nwachi are indeed the very air I breathe and I cannot imagine a day without them.

Today I rejoice with my friend Ike Obike whose wife has given a second son today. What a blessing to become a father for the second time on the eve of Father's Day.

And to all fathers all over the world, I say have a great day tomorrow and God bless you all.

Nnorom Azuonye

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July 2009)

Entries are invited for the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July, 2009).

About the competition
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition has been introduced to encourage and reward quality poetry writing, create and sustain awareness about the publication and if by any chance a small financial margin is achieved at the end of each competition, that will go back into producing the magazine and help keep it a free-to-read publication.

Competition Details
Subject: Poems may be on any subject.

Length: Maximum 40 lines per poem

Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem or £12.00 for 5 poems

First Prize: £100.00

Second Prize: £60.00

Third Prize: £40.00

First Publication: The top three poems will receive first publication in the July issue (Vol.2 No.4) of Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ).

Competition Pamphlet: A pamphlet fed by the competition titled Champion Poems: Top poems from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competition #1 (Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie eds.) All included poets will receive 1 Free contributor's copy each.

Entry deadline: 7th July, 2009 (Postmark)*

Results due: 31 July, 2009

Competition Administration: Sentinel Poetry Movement

How to Enter
Poems must be in English language and typed.

Author’s name and address MUST NOT appear on the page.

Write your name and address on a sheet of paper and put the paper in a sealed envelope and write "SLQ POETRY JULY 2009" followed by the TITLE(S) of your poem(s) on the back of the envelope.

Makes cheques or Postal Orders (in GB£ only) payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT

Send your poems, the envelope with your name inside, and your entry fee to:

Sentinel Poetry Movement
Unit 136
113 – 115 George Lane
E18 1AB
United Kingdom

You may also enter Online**

International/Online entrants may enter by e-mail and pay entry fees by Paypal. To enter by this method please follow these steps:

To enter online go to:

Terms & Conditions: You may enter as many poems as you want with the appropriate entry fees. The decision of the judges is final, and no communication will be entered into. We reserve the right to reapportion the prize money. If you would like an acknowledgement of postal entries, please enclose an SAE marked "acknowledgement". The Judges' Report will be published alongside the winning poems in SLQ July. Since this publication is online, if you would like to receive the Judges' Report in the post, please enclose an SAE marked "Judges' Report".

*Postal entries must be Postmarked by 7th July 2009 and must be received by 11th of July 2009.

** Online entries must be received by midnight on the 7th of July, 2009.