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Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018  /  Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (May 2018)


SPM Publications Writing Competitions include the Sentinel Poetry Book Competition for full length poetry collections and Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition - an international open-themed competition for single poems. We had intended to introduce the Sentinel Short Fiction Book Competition in 2018, however all the elementss of the logistics of delivering the competition successfully did not come together satisfactorily. We are rescheduling the short fiction book prize to be organised in 2019. We shall however be re-starting the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition in August 2018.

From 2018, SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition will be known as Sentinel Poetry Book Competition. Now in its 4th year, this competition will run from April 1 to July 31st 2018 and will be judged by Noel Williams.
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SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition 2017 winners
Molly Donachie
ISBN 978-0-9935035-7-3
Publication date: 30/06/2018
Tutti Frutti
Konstandinos Mahoney
ISBN 978-0-9935035-8-0
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Love & Crossbones
John Lindley
ISBN 978-0-9935035-9-7
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Read the judge's report here

SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition 2016 winners
First Prize: Gap Year
Andy Blackford and John Foggin
Second Prize: Splendid in its Silence
Jude Neale
Third Prize: Landing Stage
Joan Michelson

Read the judge's comments on the winners here.

SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition 2015 winners
First Prize: In Carvoeiro and
Other Sequences

Peter Oram
Second Prize: Portrait of a Woman
with Sea Urchin*
Abigail Ardelle Zammit
*This title is now only
available direct from the poet.
Third Prize: Cottage Pi
Graham  Burchell


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