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Competition Results

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the recent Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2017. Your support is very much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations to the winners, place-getters and short-listed entrants. Please find the results here Results

Our next major competition is now open. You can find details and an entry form here Entry formย I hope you will all support this competition – Thank you!

Back Again

The last few months have been particularly difficult after a run of ‘hiccups’ over the past three years. (I hope I didn’t break a mirror, have a black cat walk in my path or something like that in case there’s still four years to go!!) The situation is still causing terrible distractions and much pain for some close to me but, as always, I am hopeful there is an end in site.

Some things had to give, including this blog, but I will be endeavouring to post regular updates once again.

Thank you to all who know something of the situation and have contacted me with kind messages…they all mean so much and really do help ๐Ÿ™‚

One day I will write about it all but for now I have to be careful as it involves others in a precarious situation. Truth is most definitely stranger than fiction; I couldn’t possibly dream up the events that have taken place!

I am in the process of notifying winners, place-getters and entrants of the results from the recent Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition and will post them here later today.

Thank you everyone!

Last Day

Today is the last day entries can be posted for the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2017. Slip them into a post box before midnight and they will be eligible – I realize the postmarks may end up saying tomorrow’s date as there is limited collection on Sundays…but that is fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you everyone for the support!

Entry Form

My apologies for the lack of updates on the blog – a few ‘hiccups’ over the past few months distracted me but I am catching up again ๐Ÿ™‚

Several people have asked for an entry form for the current competition – here it is ๐Ÿ™‚ Entry form

Thank you everyone for your support!

Once again, my sincere thanks for your entries in the March Mini-competition. They really do help to keep the magazine in print ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations to the winner – Annabelle Hill, and please find the results, including the short-list, here : Positive Words March 2016 Mini

The word for the MAY mini-competition is MOON. Don’t forget to post your entry by the last day of the month.

Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Competition Reminder

Just a reminder that competition entries need to be posted by 23 April – don’t worry that they won’t arrive by that date, as long as you post them by then. The postmark will probably have the date on it but even if it is illegible, I’m sure they will be posted on time ๐Ÿ™‚

Auspost is not so reliable – I’ve just had a small parcel take five days to travel 50kms (Heathcote to Bendigo) with tracking. Needless to say I will allow plenty of time for all entries to arrive before judging begins.

Thanks for all the support – much appreciated!

Positive or Negative?

Many people have been asking if the stories, poems and articles in Positive Words magazineย  and entered into the competitions have to be ‘positive’. NO!

The ‘positive’ in the title refers to the act of doing something positive with your work i.e. getting it out there, submitting it to a magazine, anthology or publisher, entering it into a competition etc. Be proud of your work and what you’ve achieved whether it’s a happy story or poem, a sad one, reflective, horror, dramatic…whatever your preferred genre.

Competition finalists and winners are selected on merit, not genre.

Over the years we’ve had a wide variety of genresย in both the monthly print issue and entered in the competitions…go for it!

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