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MAY Mini-competition Results

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

August Mini-Competition

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

February Mini-competition Results

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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Competition Results

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the recent Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2017. Your support is very much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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 formย I hope you will all support this competition – Thank you!

Competition Reminder

Just a reminder that competition entries need to be posted by 23 April – don’t worry that they won’t arrive by that date, as long as you post them by then. The postmark will probably have the date on it but even if it is illegible, I’m sure they will be posted on time ๐Ÿ™‚

Auspost is not so reliable – I’ve just had a small parcel take five days to travel 50kms (Heathcote to Bendigo) with tracking. Needless to say I will allow plenty of time for all entries to arrive before judging begins.

Thanks for all the support – much appreciated!

Positive or Negative?

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

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