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OCTOBER Mini-competition Results

Thank you everyone for your entries in the Positive Words October Mini-competition – I really appreciate the support and hope you will all continue to enter the mini-competitions.

Congratulations to the equal October winners – Alicia Bruzzone and Melissa Maher!

You can find results here: Positive Words OCTOBER 2015 Mini

If you would like a copy of the February issue featuring the winning entry and results, please send $5.50 (cheque, money order, unused stamps or direct deposit) to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria.

September Mini Results

Thank you everyone for your entries in the Positive Words September Mini-competition – I really appreciate the support and hope you will al continue to enter the mini-competitions.

Congratulations to the September winner – Bill Armstrong!

You can find results here: Positive Words SEPTEMBER 2015 Mini

If you would like a copy of the January issue featuring the winning entry and results, please send $5.50 (cheque, money order, unused stamps or direct deposit) to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria.

Call for Submissions

The January 2016 issue needs to be completed early as the printers close over the Christmas/New Year break.

If you have any New Year themed stories or poems please send them as soon as possible. Hard copies, please :) Send to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523.

And, general submissions are always welcome at all times – I’ve already started preparing for the rest of 2016 :)

Here it is…. :)

Just picked the November issues up . . . now time for a quick cuppa and I’ll have them all ready for posting quicker than you can say . . . well, I’ll be as quick as I can  :)

Thanks everyone for your patience.

And . . . my NaNoWriMo . . . . 35,169 words. I’m still very pleased with how it’s going and while I was driving to Seymour to pick up the PWs I had some great ideas and wrote the next section in my head. Just got to get it all down after I do the posting :)

End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition

Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition 2015

Open Short Story – up to 500 words

Open Poetry – up to 32 lines

Entry Fees : $4.00 per entry, 4 for $14.00

Closing Date : 31 October 2015

First Prize in each section is $100 and Second Prize is a twelve-month subscription to Positive Words magazine.

For entry forms please send SSAE to: The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, email positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or download here : Entry form

Stories & Poems WANTED

Positive Words Magazine is seeking submissions of MELBOURNE CUP related poetry and stories for the November  2015 issue of the monthly magazine but work on any theme is always welcome.

Submission guidelines: Submissions & Subscriptions for Positive Words

Send submissions and SSAE or email address for response to the Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria. For further information please email positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au  but please note submissions are only accepted in hard copy. Sample copies of the magazine which aims to encourage new and experienced writers can be obtained from the editor by sending $2.80 in unused stamps.

Six minutes of fame?

This morning I did a radio interview with ABC South West (WA) Breakfast host Niomi O’Hara.

Who would have thought I would being doing interviews on radio? I’ve always been rather shy and back at school (way back!) used to cringe in my desk seat if the teacher so much as looked in my direction.

I’ve done quite a few now on various radio stations and it does get easier each time…the interviewers have always been lovely and, hopefully, that little tremor in my voice isn’t too obvious!

Niomi kindly gave me a heads up on the questions she would be asking, very handy as one’s mind can go incredibly blank even when talking about something one knows very well :)

Lets hope lots of budding writers heard the talk and are inspired to have-a-go and send in some of their work.

I’m just glad they can’t see this editor . . . baggy pink pyjamas, hair frizzing and desperately in need of a cut :(

My six minutes of fame are over . . . time for a shower and some industrial strength hair product to control the frizz . . . while I wait for LOTS of new submissions to drop int my mail box :)

If I can combat my nerves, I’m sure there are many others who can take that first step and bravely send in that special story or poem . . . why not have a go? :)

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