Last year, the first Magic Oxygen Literary Prize received almost 800 entries from 31 countries; this year we have exceeded that on both fronts!
If you put an entry into the second Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, I am sure you are champing at the bit to know how you did.
Suffice to say, you’ll soon receive an electronic certificate with the GPS reference of where your trees are planted. It’s our thank you for entering the only writing contest where everyone wins.
We hope you feel as chuffed when you receive the coordinates, as we feel sending them out!
The Word Forest is indeed a legacy reforestation project. Ru Hartwell, the project coordinator, said in an email to us earlier:
This is a serious bit of tropical forest, a serious bit of classroom building, a serious bit of creative writing and a serious bit of carbon absorption as well. How can one project tick so many boxes and tick ’em so well?
The talented shortlisters from MOLP2 will be announced very soon.
As for the winners, they will be revealed at the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Awards & Festival of Words on the 26th March at the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis and please consider yourselves cordially invited to attend our FREE event.
(Here are a handful of our amazing authors who attended the MOLP1 event last year.)
We’ll be speaking to the winners either in person or via Skype and reading excerpts from their work. If you can’t make it along, don’t worry, the event will be live streamed around the world on YouTube. Because we had entrants from 32 countries, we cannot guarantee the winners are even in the UK, let alone in Lyme Regis!
There’s so much more to enjoy at our gala event, we’ll also be launching fabulous new titles by Heather Godfrey, Max Brandt, Sue Hampton and local author, Tony Lambert. Elizabeth J Walker will also be around to give a special talk on why her recent title, The Resilience Handbook, is truly a Zeitgeist!
Several of our other authors will also be there to chat to about their books and sign copies too.
On top of that, you’ll be entertained by inspiring authors and poets giving talks on what it takes to cut the wordy mustard.
All this and more will be shoehorned into the Woodmead Halls between midday and 4pm in beautiful Lyme Regis – click here to reserve your FREE tickets.
As if that weren’t enough to entice you, delicious refreshments, savouries and mouthwatering cakes will also be on offer from Helen Roberts of The Flour Pot in Chard.