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August Mini-Competition Results ELVIS

Thank you to everyone who entered; the support really helps to keep the magazine going :)

Congratulations to Rachel Loveday and Susan Cornford who were equal winners this month!

Please find the results here: Positive Words AUGUST 2014 Mini

The word for November is LAUGHTER. Please see under ‘competitions’ at the top of the page for details on how to enter.

Last chance

Today’s writing prompt:

This is your last chance!

I’m reminded of all the times my mother warned me with this one and later I used in on my own children :(

And . . . if you want to enter the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition . . . today is the last day for posting entries :)

End-of-year entry form-2014

Knock Knock Knocking

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 :)

Competition reminder

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!

Competition reminder

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 :)

 

June Mini-competition results

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

Formatting for Competitions

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 :)  positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au

End-of-year entry form-2014       mini themes 2014

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