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Positive or Negative?


Many people have been asking if the stories, poems and articles in Positive Wordsmagazine  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 genres in both the monthly print issue and entered in the competitions…go for it!

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June Mini Competition

Entries for the June Mini competition need to be posted by 30 June 2017.

The word for the month is BLUE. Each entry needs to be accompanied by the entry fee – $2 in unused stamps.

For further information mini themes 2017

Thanks 🙂

Competition Results

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

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 form 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 🙂

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!

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