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Late December

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 🙂

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Drying Out

Thank you to all who have taken the time to contact me after hearing of our little flood. All the messages and kind thoughts mean so much and make a big difference 🙂

The worst of the clean-up is done although I have a few damp boxes on the verandah just outside the back door filled with papers and bits and pieces saved, everything from pieces published, prize certificates etc to clippings I thought might one day be useful. Maybe a few surprises still to come; that will be top of this week’s to-do list!

The clean-up crew have been wonderful and I cannot praise them highly enough for their efficiency in doing their jobs and also their kind attitudes which make all the difference. The soggy floor coverings have been ripped up and taken away with our lounge suite and various pieces of wooden furniture and drapes, and piles and piles of belongings stored at ground level (books, fabric, wool, clothes, linen and, sadly, a few sentimental items), have been sorted, photographed and catalogued by those wonderful men before being taken away. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the repairs (skirting boards etc) begin, new floor coverings are installed and the insurance company come up with a fair settlement to cover the belongings. So far, so good 🙂

The December issue is almost complete, a little late going off to the printer but I am sure you will all understand 🙂

Thanks again!

JULY Mini-Competition Results

Another BIG thank you for your entries this month 🙂

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:   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.

October magazine

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

September Mini-competition

Just a reminder  – 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 🙂

Fillers Wanted :)

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

February Mini-competition Results

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the competition – I really appreciate the support.

Congratulations to this month’s winner Marie Vonow!

Please find full results here: Positive Words FEBRUARY 2017 Mini Results

More results will be posted soon 🙂

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