Should I Enter the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize? 22nd October 2014 – Tags: , , , , , ,

Neon Clock FaceAbsolutely!

As it stands, you currently have one month, one week and two days to enter our literary  prize competition.

Interestingly enough, we have a very similar numbers of short stories versus poems, if you’ll pardon the pun and we’d love to balance a few more on our ever growing pile of virtual paper!

We are planting a tree for every single entry we receive and are enormously excited about our Word Forest which is being coordinated by Ru Hartwell, a man entirely dedicated to countless planting schemes around the world.

One of Ru’s biggest and most recent projects was with Size of Wales, which aimed to bring everyone in Wales together to help sustain an area of tropical forest the same size as Wales, as part of a national response to climate change.

On 1st March 2013 Size of Wales supporters successfully reached the target of raising £2 million to help protect an area of rainforest equivalent to the size of Wales!

We hope our Magic Oxygen Word Forest in Bore, Kenya will also make a great contribution to cooling the planet and helping the local community and school, just like this project and we feel it couldn’t be in safer hands than those of Ru Hartwell.

The #MOLP rules in short are:-

  • Short Stories, up to 4,000 words (not including the title)
  • Poetry up to 50 lines (not including title or lines between stanzas)
  • The theme is open
  • Electronic uploads are preferred but written entries are also accepted
  • The competition is open to writers all over the world
  • Entrants must be 16 or over at the time of submission
  • Entries must be written in English and must be your own previously unpublished work
  • You can enter as many pieces of writing as you wish
  • £5 per entry
  • Closing date midnight 30th November 2014

Magic Oxygen Anthology CoverSo, what do you need to do to get your entry in?

It couldn’t be simpler, just hop onto our Competition page and follow the instructions to upload your entry. Alternatively, send your entry through the post.

Help us boost the size of the Word Forest and be in with a chance of winning part of our £3,000 prize fund!

We’re offering £1,000 for the first prize, £300 for the second, £100 for the third and two further prizes of £50 for highly commended entries.

These amounts are being offered in both categories!

We look forward to reading your work and perhaps helping to catapult you into the world of publishing, because we’ll also be publishing the top ten writers in each category in the Magic Oxygen Anthology which will be available in paperback and e-book.

Your name could be on the front cover!

Good luck.

The Team