Would You Like to be a Magic Oxygen Intern?

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Would you like to be a Magic Oxygen Publishing intern?

If you are looking to gain first-hand experience working in the publishing industry, we might be able to help.

This year, we are delighted to offer 4 or 8 week intern programmes and are inviting candidates to apply now in writing; interviews to be held soon in Lyme Regis.

We will provide comprehensive training and experience in the fields listed below but must stress, they are unpaid roles. We’ll also provide sustainable, seasonal, locally sourced, organic, Fairtrade lunches and beverages throughout your stay. The standard working week would be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and you’ll be based at our office in Lyme Regis.

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Chris Hill: The Pick-Up Artist – Five 5* Reviews on Amazon

Front Cover of The Pick-Up Artist by Chris HillWe are delighted to share the news that Chris Hill’s latest book with us, The Pick-Up Artist, is reeling in fabulous five star reviews.

Here’s the latest:

Hilarious Comic Romp in the World of Journalism

By Rani Shergill on 9 Mar. 2015

This is the second book I have read by Chris Hill and it is an unputdownable page turner.

The story itself without giving too much away is about a journalist who has issues with making himself appear attractive and interesting to the opposite sex and so he resorts to a website called PUA for dating tips. What results is quite a comical romp into the world of dating for Rob, a junior employee in his firm.

Many of the characters did make me laugh in particular Crazy Al, Rob himself was a bit of a plonker but saying that in a nice way. Many of the women in his office scared me never mind Rob. Loved the twist at the end ! I actually kept wondering after that last chapter whether I had missed some vital clues about it earlier in the book.

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Our Advice For Celebrating World Book Day

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Our advice for celebrating World Book Day

Whatever you do tomorrow, steal a little time from your schedule to sit and do a bit of reading.

You never know, you might enjoy it…

The Team

Enter the Magic Oxygen Six-Word Story Competition

6ws400We are delighted to invite you to enter the Magic Oxygen Six-Word Story Competition.

It’s free to enter, it’s open to anyone of any age from anywhere in the world and you can submit a piece on any topic.

The author of the best story will receive £100 and have it published along with their bio and photograph in the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology in 2016.

For more information on our prestigious literary prize, take a quick look at this year’s anthology. It’s packed to the edges with prizewinning stories and poems from our last competition, it’s a fabulous read and we also plant a tree in our Word Forest in Bore, Kenya for every copy sold.

The Magic Oxygen Six-Word Story Competition opens on Sunday 1st March 2015 and runs to Tuesday 31st March 2015.

Entries are limited to 10 per entrant.

The winner will be announced on our literary radio show, The Bookshelf broadcast on Apple FM on Monday 6th April between 10am and midday UK time. You can Listen Live and if you miss the show, you can Listen Again at your leisure.

Click here to submit your best six-word story and good luck!

Talking Websites & Death With Author Max Brandt

Simon West & author Max BrandtExeter Central Library was the meeting place today for our tech guru Simon and our fabulous crime author, Max Brandt. Simon was doing a spot of WordPress training and handing over the reins of Max’s new website, MaxBrandt.co.uk which launches later this week.

In between tech-talk and aside from discussing his new title that launched on 14th February, Blind Cupid, they also chatted about one of his other passions, the theatre. Right now, Max is fully immersed in rehearsals for his performance of Fagin in Oliver with the Kingsbridge Amateur Theatre Company – details will be revealed in a post by him very soon!

Max has been treading the boards in various guises for a decade and has written and produced his own play, Dominion, which we have the pleasure of publishing in May.

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