For Creative Writers Everywhere…

Are you a TEN?

Positive Words creative writing magazine will celebrate its tenth birthday in November, 2012. Since the first issue in November 2002, the magazine has published hundred of stories, poems and articles from writers all over Australia and overseas, facilitated annual short story and poetry competitions and monthly mini-competitions, providing an approachable publication opportunity for new and established writers and great reading at a realistic price.

I am hoping to fill the November issue with stories and poems based on the theme TEN to celebrate the magazine’s milestone birthday. Any interpretation of the theme will be considered, bearing in mind the magazine is a family-rated publication. When you were ten…a perfect ten score…road trips singing ten-green-bottles…it’s up to you! And from younger writers in the community, I would especially like to hear from ten-year-old poets and scribes.

The inspiration behind Positive Words magazine was to give writers in the community an avenue for publication. Thousands of writers all over Australia meet regularly in local writing groups at Neighbourhood Houses, libraries, halls and private homes and thousands more write at home alone. Some aspire to reach the bestseller lists while others just enjoy the camaraderie of sharing their work with fellow writers. Seeing a poem or story in print and knowing it will be enjoyed by readers, is always an inspiring experience. I am very grateful for all the support over the years and I hope we will still be celebrating in another ten years!

For sample/back copies of Positive Words magazine please send $2.40 for one copy (or $6 for 3 issues, overseas writers please email me for details) in unused stamps to the address below. I also have a number of copies of the very first issue available if you would like one 🙂

If anyone has a TEN story or poem they would like to submit for consideration for the November issue they can send them to The Editor, Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia For further information contact me at  but submissions must be in hard copy.

Comments on: "Are you a TEN?" (8)

  1. Congratulations on 10 Years!!! 🙂

  2. Congratulations, Sandra, on your efforts to keep the magazine going all this time.


    • Thanks, Fay, I couldn’t do it without wonderful supporters like yourself and all the encouragement from Neighbourhood Houses/Centres like Yarram, Traralgon, Gormandale, Morwell, Churchill etc
      I hope you have a TEN story or poem 🙂

  3. Congratulations on reaching 10 years. That’s a huge milestone. Just wondering when the “ten” stories/poems are due in? Am I too late?

    • Thank you! I have finished putting the November/TEN issue together but I also have several ‘ten’ submissions I couldn’t fit in so will be using them in the December issue. There’s no reason why the celebrations can’t continue 🙂 I can’t believe how many different angles TEN can take! I’m thrilled at the support and look forward to your piece/s 🙂

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