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Short Story & Poetry Competition

Fourteen days left to mail your entries for the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2020. As longs as they are mailed by this date they will be included. It doesn’t matter if they don’t arrive until later; this allows for any delays in the postage system. Thanks everyone 🙂

Entry form here: Entry form

Mother’s Day Stories & Poems WANTED

I’m looking for story and poetry submissions for the May issue. A nice way to honour a special person at a time when we might not be able to visit…

Mothers, grandmothers, daughters who have children of their own, special aunts and friends…send them in 🙂

Positive Words magazine

PO Box 798

Heathcote 3523 Victoria

Prompt Sheets & Writing Groups

As I write this, the social isolation restrictions have only been in place for a short time but already several people have contacted me saying how much they miss their writing groups. Me, too 😦  We are emailing and phoning to try and keep in touch and I’ve continued to email our ‘lesson/homework’ sheets out so we stay inspired.

Some years ago I offered weekly lesson sheets/prompts in exchange for unused stamps (to help with the postage costs each month for the magazine) and many people enjoyed them. If anyone missing their writing group inspiration would like me to start this again, I can offer a weekly sheet via email or snail-mailed with ideas and exercises – one postage stamp ($1.10) per sheet or the equivalent (direct deposit etc).

Despite having much more time to write now, often we need that extra encouragement or incentive so please contact me if you would like to be a part of this. Email – positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or snail mail – Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria.

December Mini-competition Results

Thanks everyone 🙂

Positive Words December 2019 Mini-Competition Results

The wry, the poignant and the inspiring – all bases covered using this month’s word – CAROL. Thank you for yet another collection of great reading, albeit tough judging decisions! I selected a short story from Daniel Iera as the winning entry this month from many close ‘seconds’. Congratulations Daniel!

Short-listed entries came from:  Sue Clayton, A J Adams, Shirley Burgess, Sue Dodds (Up for It), Glenda Janes, Janet Mell (Christmas Meltdown), Karlene Thorne, Sue Dodds (Oh, Carol) and Denise Parker. Well done, everyone!

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered; your entries really do help to keep the magazine going and I hope, in return, your writing is inspired by the monthly challenge. The word for March is GROWING and for April ….SUNRISE. The entry fee is $2.20 in unused stamps. Entries need to be posted by the last day of the relevant month. If you would like a copy of the April  issue featuring the winning entry, and lots of other great reading, please send $6.00 in unused stamps to PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria or contact positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or https://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/ for more information about the magazine.

November Mini-competition Results

Thanks again to everyone!

Positive Words November 2019 Mini-Competition Results

And another collection of great entries! Wonderful diversity in themes; very adventurous! I have divided the prize for this month between two short stories, one from Glenda Janes, the other from Colleen Russell. Congratulations Glenda and Colleen!

Short-listed entries came from:  Wilhelmina Endres, Shirley Burgess, Philomena Essex, Angela Morrissey, Rita La Bianca, Annabelle Phoenix, Janet Mell and Barbra Lee. Well done, everyone!

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered; your entries really do help to keep the magazine going and I hope, in return, your writing is inspired by the monthly challenge. The word for March is GROWING and for April ….SUNRISE. The entry fee is $2.20 in unused stamps. Entries need to be posted by the last day of the relevant month. If you would like a copy of the April  issue featuring the winning entry, and lots of other great reading, please send $6.00 in unused stamps to PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria or contact positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or https://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/ for more information about the magazine.

October Mini-Competition Results

Sincere thanks to everyone for their support…Sandra 🙂

Positive Words October 2019 Mini-Competition Results

Entries in the mini-competitions are definitely getting better and better and every entry in this month’s competition was a wonderful ‘dance’ with words! Well done, everyone; it is an honour to read them and I truly appreciate all your efforts and support. I chose a poem from Joan Mott as the winning entry this month – Congratulations, Joan!

Short-listed entries came from:  Sophie Kupper, Glenda Janes, Mary Wallace, Janet Mell (Nature got it Right), Colleen Russell and Sue Dodds. Well done, everyone!

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered; your entries really do help to keep the magazine going and I hope, in return, your writing is inspired by the monthly challenge. The word for March is GROWING and for April ….SUNRISE. The entry fee is $2.20 in unused stamps. Entries need to be posted by the last day of the relevant month. If you would like a copy of the April  issue featuring the winning entry, and lots of other great reading, please send $6.00 in unused stamps to PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria or contact positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or https://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/ for more information about the magazine.

2020 Competitions

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!

 

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