Today is the last day entries can be posted for the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2017. Slip them into a post box before midnight and they will be eligible – I realize the postmarks may end up saying tomorrow’s date as there is limited collection on Sundays…but that is fine 🙂
Thank you everyone for the support!
My apologies for the lack of updates on the blog – a few ‘hiccups’ over the past few months distracted me but I am catching up again 🙂
Several people have asked for an entry form for the current competition – here it is 🙂 Entry form
Thank you everyone for your support!
Once again, my sincere thanks for your entries in the March Mini-competition. They really do help to keep the magazine in print 🙂
Congratulations to the winner – Annabelle Hill, and please find the results, including the short-list, here : Positive Words March 2016 Mini
The word for the MAY mini-competition is MOON. Don’t forget to post your entry by the last day of the month.
Many people have been asking if the stories, poems and articles in Positive Words magazine 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!
Thank you once again for all the entries and a thoroughly enjoyable job in reading them to select a winner. This month I have divided the prize between two entries, one from Jenny Eddy, the other from Jayni Lai (6). Well done! The decision was a very close one with many excellent entries and interpretations.
You can find the results here: Positive Words February 2016 Mini
Thank you to everyone who entered – I really appreciate the support 🙂
You can find results here: Positive Words January 2016 Mini
The word for April is SHELL 🙂
Thank you to all who entered the Positive Words December Mini-competition. I really appreciate the support and hope you will all continue to enter the mini-competitions.
You can find results here: Positive Words December 2015 Mini
The full list of mini-competition topics is here: mini themes 2016
And don’t forget the major competition closing 23 April. Entry form here: entry form-2016