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Writing Competition

Don’t forget the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry competition if you haven’t already entered!ย ย  Entry form

Entries need to be mailed by 31 October. It doesn’t matter if they don’t arrive by then; I am well aware of how unreliable Australia Post can be so as long as youย mail by 31 October the postmark will reflect that and it won’t matter if there is a delay ๐Ÿ™‚

Two weeks ago I mailed the October magazines over two days from the same PO. One arrived in WA several days before another made it to Bendigo (50kms from here!). And, some South Australian subscribers received theirs (in the same town) well over a week apart although they would have been next to each other in the pile I took to the POย  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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JULY Mini-Competition Results

Another BIG thank you for your entries this month ๐Ÿ™‚

The prize has been divided between to entrants/entries, one from Peter J Lingard, the other from Jan Stringer. Congratulations!

Full results can be found here:ย ย  Positive Words JULY 2017 Mini Results

I look forward to lots of entries in the October mini-competition. The word is BUILDING (see details under competitions at the top of the page) and need to be posted by 31 October.

JUNE Mini-Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who entered; the support really helps to keep Positive Words magazine in print and is very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Rosemary Lade for her winning entry.

Full results can be found here: Positive Words JUNE 2017 Mini Results

If you would like to enter the current Mini-competition the word is BUILDING (entry details under competitions at the top of the page).

September Mini-competition

Just a reminderย  – entries for the September Mini-competition featuring the word COACH need to be posted by 30 September (Saturday)

Details here: mini themes 2017

Thank you everyone for the support ๐Ÿ™‚

Fillers Wanted :)

The September issue is with the printer, a great issue filled with diverse themes, topics and styles. Plenty to interest everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I’m looking for ‘fillers’ (and longer poems, stories and articles) for upcoming issues. This issue will be number 179 since the first issue of Positive Words magazine in 2002 and I’m still amazed at the amount of little spaces each month. All submissions are always appreciated and I’m hoping for lots in the Haiku, Limerick, very-short-poem size as well as micro or flash fiction. Hard copy, snail mail…send to Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

And don’t forget the mini-competition for August (word for the month BASKET) needs to be posted by 31 August. mini themes 2017

And…entries are open for the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition. Get your entry form here : Entry form

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.

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