Today’s writing prompt:
Knock Knock, who’s there?
Competition entrants, I hope :)
Just two more days to post your entries in the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition 2014
N.B. Please make sure cheques are made out to Sandra James or Rainbow Press as the bank cannot accept cheques made out to Positive Words. Thanks :)
Only four days left to post your entries in the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition 2014 :)
Entries need to be posted by 31 October, it doesn’t matter if they don’t arrive by that date.
The entry form is here: End-of-year entry form-2014
Thank you everyone for the support – I truly appreciate it!
Don’t forget your entries in the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition need to be posted by the last day of this month :)
The entry form can be found here: End-of-year entry form-2014
Thank you everyone for the support – it really helps to keep the magazine alive and provide ongoing opportunities for writers to see their work in print :)
Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the June mini-competition featuring the word PILLOW.
Some really great stories in 100 words or less and poems in ten lines or less.
Well done, everyone! Judging is never easy and I do appreciate the effort put into each entry.
I hope you will all continue to enter the Positive Words Mini-competitions.
The June results can be found here: Positive Words JUNE 2014 Mini
Every writing competition has different rules and it always pays to read carefully in case you’ve missed something that will disqualify your entry :(
This morning I received an email from a writer asking about formatting for the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry competitions. Basically, it’s very flexible to allow the opportunity for everyone. There are usually a few handwritten entries each competition from those who don’t have computer access or from those whose printers have run out of ink or misbehaved at the last minute. No problems, as long as the handwriting is easy to read.
For printed entries, a fairly plain font is best and it is fine to bold or highlight headings, although illustrations are unnecessary.
The Positive Words writing competitions are not quite as prestigious as the Pulitzer or Booker Prizes (very close, though :) ) but are all about having-a-go. Entry fees help to keep Positive Words magazine afloat and thereby continue a popular writing opportunity and I truly believe by entering competitions, entrants improve their writing and gain confidence, even if they don’t win.
Thank you to everyone considering entering the current major competition and/or the mini-competitions. Details are below and please do not hesitate to email me if you need further information :) firstname.lastname@example.org
End-of-year entry form-2014 mini themes 2014
The word for this month’s mini-competition is MAGPIE.
All you need to do is write a short story in 100 words or less, or a poem in ten lines or less and snail-mail it together with the entry fee ($1.40 in unused postage stamps) to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia. Entries need to be posted by 30 September 2014.
Full details here : mini themes 2014
Don’t forget your entries in this month’s mini-competition need to be posted by tomorrow :)
The word this month is ELVIS.
For entry details see previous posts.