For Creative Writers Everywhere…

Once again, sincere thanks to all who entered this month’s mini-competition. All entries really do help to keep Positive Words magazine in print, providing publication opportunities for all 🙂

A great range of stories and poems this month featuring the word MUMMY. Goosebumps, tears and laughter…I enjoyed reading every one!

I divided the prize between two entries, one from Gwendoline Hynes, the other from Maryane Falk – Congratulations!

You can see the full results here: Positive Words MAY 2017 Mini Results

The word for AUGUST is BASKET. Entries need to be posted (snail mail) with the entry fee ($2 in unused stamps) to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria by 31 August. (Don’t worry if they don’t arrive by that date…the mail is sooooo slow these days and as long as your entry is posted by the end of the month it will be included.

Thanks 🙂

Positive Words August Mini-Competition – write a short story in 100 words or less, or a poem in ten lines or less (excluding titles) using the word BASKET.

Entry fee $2.00 in unused stamps. Prize: 6-month subscription to Positive Words magazine. Entries need to be posted by 31 August. Don’t worry if they don’t arrive by then – the mail is so erratic these days and as long as you post by the closing date your entry will be included 🙂

Send entries to The Editor, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523.

FREE Workshop

Tomorrow I will be presenting a FREE workshop at Bendigo Library as part of the Write on the Fringe Festival which is held in conjunction with the Bendigo Writer’s Festival.

The workshop will be held from 2:30pm – 4:30pm in Activity Room 1 at the Library.

Come along and meet other writers in the area, participate in fun writing activities and learn how you can submit your poetry and stories to Positive Words magazine. Beginners and experienced writers all welcome 🙂

Once again, thank you for supporting the Positive Words Mini-competitions. This month the standard was very high and the range of interpretations diverse, making for great reading…and a tough decision selecting the eventual winner.

I selected a short story from Ruth Clark as the winning entry and Ruth’s other entry, a poem, was also short-listed. Well done, Ruth!

Please find the results here: Positive Words APRIL 2017 Mini Results

The word for July is TACKLE and for August it is BASKET.

Thanks, Sandra 🙂

 

Once again, my sincere thanks for your entries in the mini-competition.

Congratulations this month to Andrea Jenkin and Jeanette Towers who shared this month’s honours. Well done!

Please find the results here: Positive Words MARCH 2017 Mini Results

The word for July is TACKLE.

 

 

 

 

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the competition – I really appreciate the support.

Congratulations to this month’s winner Marie Vonow!

Please find full results here: Positive Words FEBRUARY 2017 Mini Results

More results will be posted soon 🙂

Price Rise

As of today, the cover price and subscription cost has risen a little…the last rise was nine years ago and since then postage has almost doubled and earlier this year the printer increased the monthly printing cost (very modestly for which I am very grateful!). The new cover price is $6 per issue, a six-month subscription is $35 and a twelve-month subscription $60. (Up from $5.50, $30 & $55) I hope you will all understand 🙂

Positive Words is a labour-of-love; I do not draw any wages or receive any payment. Printing and postage costs are barely (rarely!) covered each month and I hope the rise will ease the finances a little … Thanks everyone 🙂

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