#MOLP – The Movie

Please enjoy our short film about The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, fondly known as  MOLP.

It is the only literary competition in the world to plant a tree for every entry. Find out what the villagers who planted them in Bore, Kenya have to say about it.

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Friends of the Word Forest

Heart shaped leafOur heartfelt thanks go to everyone who has helped us spread the word about the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize and the Word Forest!

Community Carbon Link – Africa
Australian Poetry – Australia
My Green Directory – England
She Who Knows Magazine – England
View From Publishing – England
Dorset Eye – England
Small is Beautiful Comms – England
The Poetry Library – England
African Mbiu – Africa
West Lothian Writers – Scotland
Nature Island Literary Festival – Dominica
Verteuil Verse – France
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Win a Copy of The Magic Oxygen Literary Anthology 2015

Front Cover for the Magic Oxygen Literary Anthology 2015We are absolutely delighted to offer you several FREE chances to win a copy of The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology.

It’s a cracking read, packed with the brilliant entries from the winners and shortlisters from last year’s competition – we know you’re going to love it!

Matt Haig (yes, he of ‘The Humans‘) had some very nice things to say about it, as did Caroline Sanderson from The Bookseller.

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Why Are We Planting Trees for Each Entry to MOLP2 in Kenya?

Children from the Kundeni School, Bore, Kenya
Children of Kundeni Primary School planting our Word Forest

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize – fondly known as MOLP – was created in 2014 with optimism that it would uncover literary excellence in short stories and poetry from writers all over the world. We also planned for it to be the start of a legacy reforestation project for an African community who were striving to rise above their circumstances.

We set the entry fee at a modest £5 and have kept it the same this year for MOLP2. With the benefit of hindsight, we know that some writers enter the contest spurred on by the possibility of seeing their work in print and the generous £3,000 prize fund.

However, feedback also showed us that some writers got involved because we were offering something quite unique; a commitment to plant a tree for every entry in our Word Forest in Bore, Kenya. Continue reading

Should I Enter the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize?

Sand timerAbsolutely!

As it stands, you have absolutely ages to enter our second literary  prize competition but that’s not a reason to put it on your cerebral back burner.

Interestingly enough, we have received a similar numbers of short stories versus poems so far and we’d love to pop a few more onto our ever growing pile of virtual paper!

As you probably know, we are planting a tree for every single entry we receive and we’re enormously excited about the positive impact of our Word Forest which is being coordinated by Ru Hartwell, a man entirely dedicated to countless planting schemes around the world.

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Breathing Life Into Words