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Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2021
Closing Date: 31st August 2021

The Sentinel Poetry Book Competition is for a full length poetry collection by a single author in English language, on any theme, in any style up to 86 A4 pages long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

Stage 1: Closing 31st August 2021

1.Submit 20 pages of poetry plus a Cover Page and a Contents Page.
2. The 20 pages may comprise of as many poems as possible. Each poem must begin on a separate page.
3. The entry must be submitted under a pen name.
4. No poem submitted in Stage 1 may have been previously published anywhere and must not have won a competition.
5. A shortlist of 6 collections will be announced on 29th October 2021.

Stage 2: Closing 30th November 2021

1. The 6 shortlisted poets submit their full collections by 30th November 2021.
2. The full collections may include poems previously published in magazines, blogs, newspapers or other journals.
3. The poems submitted must not have previously appeared in a book or pamphlet by the entrant. (If there is a compelling reason why a poem which has appeared in the entrant's earlier book or pamphlet must appear in the new collection, we will consider it.)
4. The collection must not exceed 86 A4 Pages long.
5. 3 Prize winners will be announced on 24th January 2022 and will be published by SPM Publications. Publication dates subject to any editorial intervention and will be announced as soon as possible.

Entry fees: £25.00
(This may be paid by PayPal, Bank Transfer or Cheque/Postal Order)

Prizes: Publishing Contract, £300.00 (1st), £200.00 (2nd), £100.00 (3rd). Each poet will also receive 20 copies of his/her collection.

About the Judge:

mandy photoMandy Pannett lives in West Sussex. She taught children with special needs for many years but now works freelance as a creative writing tutor for adults.

Her poetry pamphlet ‘The Daedalus Files’ has just been published by SPM Publications. Five poetry collections have been previously published: ‘Bee Purple’ and ‘Frost Hollow’ (Oversteps Books), ‘Allotments in the Orbital’ (Searle Publishing), ‘All the Invisibles’ (SPM Publications), ‘Jongleur in the Courtyard’ (Indigo Dreams Publishing).  A selection of her poems was issued by Integral Contemporary Literature Press with English and Romanian parallel texts.  Two novellas have also been published: ‘The Onion Stone’ (Pewter Rose Press) and ‘The Wulf Enigma’ (Circaidy Gregory Press).

Mandy was also poetry editor for five years for Sentinel Literary Quarterly and has edited anthologies and poetry collections for them and for Earlyworks Press. She has acted as an adjudicator for national competitions and won prizes and been placed herself in several others.

She is currently working on a manuscript of her poems for Knives Forks and Spoons Press.

   
Enter online (Pay by PayPal):
1. Use PayPal button below to make your payment.
2. Send in your collection with a Cover Note  titled Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2021 to competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk in the subject line type SPBC 2021
3. Your Cover Note should include your Pen Name, your real name, your mailing address, your email address and your telephone number (in case we need to call you about your entry)
4. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment. If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgment email competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk or WhatsApp +44 7812 755 751 to make sure your entry arrived.

Enter online (Pay by Bank Transfer):

1.Pay applicable Fee using these detail:
Account name: SPM Publlications Ltd
Account Number: 15253934 Sort Code: 04-06-05
Bank name: Tide.
2. Use your name as Reference
3, Send your poems and Cover Note titled Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2021 to competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk in the subject line type: SPBC 2021
4. Your Cover Note should include your Pen Name, your real name, your mailing address, your email address and your telephone number (in case we need to call you about your entry)
5. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment. If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgment email competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk or WhatsApp +44 7812 755 751 to make sure your entry arrived.
 
Enter by Post
1. Send your collection, Cover Note titled Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2021, and cheque or Postal Order payable to SPM Publications Ltd to:
The Competition Administrator
Sentinel Poetry Book Competition
120 Warland Road, London SE18 2ET

2. Your Cover Note should include your Pen Name, your real name, your mailing address, your email address and your telephone number (in case we need to call you about your entry).
3. Your entry will be acknowledged by email or SMS.
 

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