For Creative Writers Everywhere…

Stormy Weather :(

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I’ve finished posting the August issues of Positive Words magazine but still have spares if anyone would like to buy one 🙂   Always, this issue is filled with great stories and poems from talented writers as well as daily writing topics to get you started and competition news.

And . . . I still have copies of the July issue which features the prize winning entries from the recent Positive Words Short Story and Poetry Competition. Great reading and perhaps some motivation to enter a short story or poem in the next competition which closes on 31 October 2013. You can download an entry form here : End-of-year entry form-2013

If you’d like copies of the July or August issues, send $5.50 per issue to PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria. Cheques, money orders or unused stamps are all accepted.

Subscriptions, competition entries or single copies all help to keep Positive Words magazine alive which is no mean feat in the current economic climate. Regardless of what spin our political hopefuls put on the situation, subscriptions and purchases dropped dramatically over the past three months of government and election unsettlement and it was already tough enough 😦   I don’t draw any wages from the magazine, or receive any re-imbursement. It is a labour-of-love but one which gets harder to love when I need to use my own limited funds to make up the shortfall. Hopefully the situation will improve once we know which direction our country is heading in, as I know many readers are doing it tough especially many  people who paid record high interest rates a few years ago when their families were young and who’ve now had their hard-earned savings cut yet again by the falling interest rates.

I do appreciate all the support, from subscriptions, competition entries, single copies and donations of stamps but, most of all, I cherish the letters and email of support which really help 🙂

So . . . if you can, buy a copy, order a subscription or enter a competition. Tell your friends, tell your family, re-blog this post or ask your local library to consider a subscription to one of Australia’s longest running literary publications.

Thank you 🙂

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Comments on: "Stormy Weather :(" (3)

  1. Philomena Essex said:

    You are to be commended for the time and effort you put into keeping the magazine going. Were it not for Positive Words, I for one would still be a hopeful instead of a published poet. It is amazing how your name gets recognized and you find yourself getting published elsewhere as well. Please try to keep it going. I am a pensioner and know how difficult it can be at times, money can only stretch so far.

  2. Thank you very much Philomena! Don’t worry, I will keep going; the situation isn’t that bad yet although one can only wonder about the country’s overall situation and, thus, the future of small enterprises like Positive Words. I am very, very grateful for all the support I receive, from submissions, subscriptions and competition entries, stamps and kind words. It all helps and I appreciate all those who do what they can, when they can.

  3. Reblogged this on rachel's book nook and commented:
    A great magazine/blog with terrific stories and poems, writing tips and competitions to enter. If you enjoy writing stories and poems send in some of your work – might just get published in the magazine! Have a go at entering the fun monthly competitions too.

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