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Back to the Beginning…

The October 2017 issue of Positive Words magazine completes 15 years of publication πŸ™‚

I really had no idea how far it would go way back in 2002 when I first decided it was time to ‘have a go’. Since then 100s of writers from all over Australia andΒ  few from overseas have been published; established writers, beginners, young writers, not-so-young writers and a wide range of themes, topics and styles. Many have enjoyed success in Positive Words and other literary competitions and quite a few have published novels or anthologies.

Thank you everyone for all the support – I do appreciate it and hope to continue as long as possible. Positive Words is a labour-of-love; I do not receive any wages or compensation and it is often difficult to cover the postage and printing costs, especially now that on-line publishing has become so popular. Fortunately, there are a number of people who share the load, sending a few extra stamps or dollars with submissions or subscriptions and it really does help! Thank you πŸ™‚

A few people have asked about the very first issue and I still have a few copies available (I was a bit too enthusiastic with my first print run!). Although I suspect it won’t become a valuable collectors item in the near future, if anyone would like a copy please send $3 in unused stamps to The Editor, Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523.

If you would like a more recent back copy for great reading or to see if you think your work would fit with the magazine, again send $3 in unused stamps (or $5 for two). The cover price is regularly $6 per issue (incudes postage), a six-month subscription $35 and twelve months $60.

For submission or subscription details see above under ‘information’ or email me – positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au

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August Mini-Competition

Positive Words August Mini-Competition – write a short story in 100 words or less, or a poem in ten lines or less (excluding titles) using the word BASKET.

Entry fee $2.00 in unused stamps. Prize: 6-month subscription to Positive Words magazine. Entries need to be posted by 31 August. Don’t worry if they don’t arrive by then – the mail is so erratic these days and as long as you post by the closing date your entry will be included πŸ™‚

Send entries to The Editor, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523.

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 πŸ™‚

Competition Results

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the recent Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2017. Your support is very much appreciated πŸ™‚

Congratulations to the winners, place-getters and short-listed entrants. Please find the results here Results

Our next major competition is now open. You can find details and an entry form here Entry formΒ I hope you will all support this competition – Thank you!

Further delays

Unfortunately, the November Positive Words magazine is still not ready but I have been assured it will be available for pick up on Monday and I will post them all out . . . πŸ™‚

Thanks for your patience and kind emails.

My NaNoWriMo novel is still going well and I’ve now passed the 30,000 word mark. If I can keep this up I’ll reach the target several days early and maybe even keep going and finish the story (I’m sure it will have a bit to go after 50,000 words)

I’m thoroughly enjoying it. How are your novels going?

Last Day…

…to post your entries in both the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition and the October Mini-competition.

They don’t have to arrive by today – as long as they are posted πŸ™‚

For detail see the previous post.

And… THANK YOU everyone for the great support!

Positive Words FEBRUARY Mini-competition results

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

You can find results here: Positive Words FEBRUARY 2015 Mini

I hope you will continue to enter the monthly mini-competitions πŸ™‚

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