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Take 5

In the latest issue of Take 5 magazine (page 10) there’s a half page story about my poetry writing history and some great publicity for Positive Words magazine 🙂

Do have a look and let me know what you think!

For any new writers who read the story and found this blog – welcome! Many subscribers to Positive Words magazine have described it as a big writing group and I think that is a wonderful description. The readership and content consists of writers at all stages and ages, from first time beginners to others who have been writing for many years. The most important thing is having a go and enjoying what you do. Don’t be shy and never let anyone put you or your efforts down…if it comes from the heart there is something special in every piece of writing. Many writers just write for fun while others are hoping for a career in writing…there’s a place for everyone in Positive Words 🙂

Positive Words runs on a very tight budget and barely covers printing and postage costs. I don’t receive and wages or compensation for putting it together, it’s a labour-of-love but hundreds of writers have been published on the pages over the past fourteen years and I hope the Take 5 article will encourage many more of you to have a go 🙂

If you would like to submit a story or poem they need to be in hard copy (i.e. posted) to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria 3523. Submission guidelines are at the top of the page or you can email me for further information positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au

Subscriptions are vital for keeping the magazine going (printing and postage are expensive). You do not have to be a subscriber to send in your poem or short story but subscriptions are very welcome. You can order a sample copy by sending $3 in unused stamps to the above address, $5.50 for the current issue, $30 for a six-month subscription or $55 for twelve months.

I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Stories & Poems wanted :)

I’ve just posted the March issues and am now getting the April copy ready. It’s not too late (if you post ASAP) to send stories and poems relating to ANZAC DAY. Please send hard copy to The Editor, Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria. Full submission details are at the top of the page.

And next . . . I’ll be looking for Mother’s Day stories and poems for the May issue 🙂

Of course, work on any theme is always welcome at any time!

Call for submissions

Over the next few months I will be using lots of stories, poems and articles on the theme CARS.

Your first car, first driving experience, favourite car, toy cars.

Fact or fiction, serious or tongue-in-cheek, longer and shorter pieces will all be welcome.

Submissions need to be in hard copy with electronic copies requested for longer pieces on acceptance.

Submission guidelines are here: Submissions & Subscriptions for Positive Words

There is no deadline – I will be using car-themed pieces over several issues.

If you would like a sample copy of Positive Words magazine please send $2.80in unused stamps to The Editor, Positive Words magazine, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia.

Mothers

Do you have a story or poem about a mother? Biological mothers, adoptive mothers, step-mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, some who has been like-a-mother etc…

In the May issue I will be featuring MOTHERS and submissions sent as soon as possible will be most appreciated.

Work from Mothers or about Mothers. Fact or fiction, tributes or comedy . . .

Stories should be up to 1000 words and poems up to one page and sent in hard copy to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia.

Thanks 🙂

Mini-competition results November 2014

Thank you to everyone who entered the November Mini-competition 🙂

And, congratulations to the equal winners.

Have said it before and will say it again . . . the support really does help to keep the magazine going!

Results for the November competition can be found here : Positive Words NOVEMBER 2014 Mini

See previous post for detail on how to enter this month 🙂

Mini-competition results October 2014

I’m finally catching up on all my back-log of submissions, entries and correspondence 🙂

The results for the October Mini-competition are here: Positive Words OCTOBER 2014 Mini

Sincere thanks for all the support – for the magazine, competitions and my must-have-walked-under-a-ladder series of hiccups of late!

I will be posting more results this week.

If you would like to enter the current mini-competition the word for March is BANANA and the competition details can be found here: mini themes 2015

Windy Weather

A writing prompt for today:

It’s an ill wind . . .

Yes, it’s windy here and has been for several days 😦

I can hear it now whistling around the corner of the house.

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