Thank you to everyone who supported competitions in 2019 🙂
I hope you will continue to enter Positive Words competitions in 2020.
Here are the mini-themes for this year: mini themes 2020
And the entry form for the next major competition: Entry form
And…as always submissions and subscriptions for the monthly magazine, now in its eighteenth year, are always very welcome. The support helps to keep Positive Words magazine going 🙂 Thank you!
Bear in mind that I am not very Facebook savvy but I have started a page for Positive Words magazine. Hopefully, I will be able to post information, competition results etc and reach more writers.
Check it out and let me know what you think 🙂
My apologies for the late posting of results. Amongst the chaos during our house repairs I’m afraid quite a few things have been delayed or neglected but the house is finally back to its old self and I am endeavouring to unpack all the boxes that were hastily stowed last year and get back to some kind of order!
Please find the results here : Results
And…for those who want to enter the next competition please find an entry form here: Entry form Cover sheets are also accepted in lieu of an entry form 🙂 Entries need to be posted by 23 April, not necessarily received by then to allow for the sometimes erratic postal delivery 🙂
Thank you everyone 🙂
My apologies to everyone for the slow arrival of the December issue. I was a few days late getting it to the printer after the flash flood that inundated our house, but after two weeks it still isn’t ready for collection and I suspect a very busy workload close to Christmas and perhaps the flood that hit Euroa, where Positive Words is printed, two weeks after our flood might have slowed things as well. Hopefully, it won’t be too far away and I have the envelopes all stamped and addressed ready to post as soon as I pick up the copies.
And, the January issue is almost complete and ready to be sent to the printer. They close down over Christmas/New Year so I’m hoping it will be printed before then and able to be sent out in time to give everyone some relaxing summer reading.
Thanks everyone for your understanding 🙂
The October 2017 issue of Positive Words magazine completes 15 years of publication 🙂
I really had no idea how far it would go way back in 2002 when I first decided it was time to ‘have a go’. Since then 100s of writers from all over Australia and few from overseas have been published; established writers, beginners, young writers, not-so-young writers and a wide range of themes, topics and styles. Many have enjoyed success in Positive Words and other literary competitions and quite a few have published novels or anthologies.
Thank you everyone for all the support – I do appreciate it and hope to continue as long as possible. Positive Words is a labour-of-love; I do not receive any wages or compensation and it is often difficult to cover the postage and printing costs, especially now that on-line publishing has become so popular. Fortunately, there are a number of people who share the load, sending a few extra stamps or dollars with submissions or subscriptions and it really does help! Thank you 🙂
A few people have asked about the very first issue and I still have a few copies available (I was a bit too enthusiastic with my first print run!). Although I suspect it won’t become a valuable collectors item in the near future, if anyone would like a copy please send $3 in unused stamps to The Editor, Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523.
If you would like a more recent back copy for great reading or to see if you think your work would fit with the magazine, again send $3 in unused stamps (or $5 for two). The cover price is regularly $6 per issue (incudes postage), a six-month subscription $35 and twelve months $60.
For submission or subscription details see above under ‘information’ or email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for the delay; the printers have been flat out but I will be picking them up later today and have all the envelopes ready to post them out straight away 🙂
Another great issue – #180 – and filled with inspiring short stories and poems.
If you would like a copy – $6 includes postage anywhere in Australia. Send cheque, money order or the equivalent in unused stamps to PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria. A six-month subscription is $35, 12-months – $60. Full details here: Submissions & Subscriptions for Positive Words
The September issue is with the printer, a great issue filled with diverse themes, topics and styles. Plenty to interest everyone 🙂
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 🙂
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