Should I Enter the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize? 13th July 2015 – Tags: , ,

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.

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.

We know the Magic Oxygen Word Forest is already making a promising contribution to cooling the planet and it is definitely helping the local community of Bore in Kenya where the forest is located; it couldn’t be in safer hands than those of Ru Hartwell.

The rules for MOLP2 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  • Entries must be written in English and must be your own previously unpublished work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 31st December 2015

So, what do you need to do to get your entry in?

Front Cover for the Magic Oxygen Literary Anthology 2015It 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 (address details all on the competition page).

We’d absolutely love it if you’d help us boost the size of the Word Forest and of course, you’ll 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, in both short stories and poetry.

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. Last year’s edition is available in paperback and e-book and we plant a tree for every copy bought.

Your name could be on the next front cover!

Good luck.

The Team