For Creative Writers Everywhere…

Sincere thanks to all who entered. Please find the results here:

The word for June is WEATHER and for July it is PYJAMAS.

Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Entry Fee: $2.20(per entry) in unused postage stamps. No entry form required.

Entries must be posted by the last day of the relevant month and the winning entry will appear in a future issue. The winner will be notified.

Send entries to: The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798 Heathcote, Victoria 3523. Please include SSAE or email address for results.

The June issue of Positive Words magazine for writers is now available.

Cost – $6, includes postage anywhere in Australia.

Send cheque (made out to SL James, not Positive Words as this is the name on the magazine bank account) or the equivalent in unused postage stamps, to The Editor, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798 Heathcote 3523 Victoria.

Six month subscriptions – $35

Twelve months – $60

For the September issue I will be featuring poems and stories about DOGS.

Short stories up to 1000 words

Poems up to one page long

And don’t forget ‘fillers’ – short poems, flash fiction and snippets perfect for those little spaces and no less valuable than longer pieces.

Send your submissions (mail only) to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria 3523 as soon as possible.

If you are unfamiliar with the magazine and would like a sample recent copy, please send $2.20 in unused stamps (or $5.50 for 3 recent copies) to the above address.

Don’t forget…entries for the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition need to be posted by tomorrow. It doesn’t matter if they don’t arrive by the closing date (31 October) they just have to be posted by then to allow for mail delivery delays etc.
Thank you everyone for all the support so far and there is still time if you haven’t send your entryΒ 

End-of-Year Competition

Hi All,

Here is the entry form for the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition:

Thank you for all your support. I do appreciate it πŸ™‚


Determined not to waste this Covid-Isolation time, I recently put together a small collection of my poetry…a few favourites and some prize winners. It is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and it’s a thrill to see it in print.

Perhaps…is priced at $5.50 which includes postage within Australia. Cheques, money orders, direct deposit or unused postage stamps accepted. Message or email me (

Mini-Competition Results

Hi All,

Here are the results from the April, May and June Mini-Competitions.

Sincere thanks to all for entering.

More coming soon πŸ™‚

Here are the results for the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2020 πŸ™‚

Sincere thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners, place-getters and short-listed entrants. I hope you will continue to enter Positive Words competitions in the future. I will post the entry form later today.

Sandra πŸ™‚


Today is the last day to mail entries in the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2020.

Download entry form here: Entry form

Thank you everyone for the support. I do appreciate it and it helps to keep Positive Words magazine in print and provide an opportunity for so many writers to see their work in print.

Two days to go…

Just two days left to mail your entries in the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2020!

Thank you everyone for all the support. I hope there are lots of you re-igniting, beginning or having more time to focus on your writing while we spend our time in social isolation. It’s a great way to connect with others, in a different but very satisfying way πŸ™‚

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