The Winner of April’s Mini-MOLP Writing Contest 9th May 2016
We are absolutely delighted to announce the winner of our Letter to the Planet Mini-MOLP writing contest!
The accolade was worthily bagged by Jennifer Tucker with a brilliantly penned piece entitled, Nil Desperandum.
Jennifer grew up a tiny cottage in the grounds of a castle and family legend has it that she descended from an infamous pirate (much to the amusement of her fencing coach at the time of that discovery). Consequently, she has always had a fondness for the fantasy genre. That said, thanks to an accident involving the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a staircase and a nasty attack of gravity, she ended up more of a fan of science fiction and sci-fi humour.
Jennifer commented, “It’s a real honour to be the winner of the inaugural mini-MOLP. I really admire the work that Simon and Tracey are doing with Magic Oxygen and its ethos of giving back to the global community. Their tree planting and classroom building in Kenya is a truly inspiring vision that deserves lots of support, and I’m thrilled to be a little part of it all!”
“The theme of ‘Letter to the Planet’ is a wonderfully thought-provoking one; as the societal barometer that writers often are, I feel we owe it to readers to provide both humble conscience and uplifting positivity whenever possible.”
Jennifer won 10 of our best selling titles and a gorgeous organic cotton tee-shirt with her entertaining entry stylishly emblazoned across it. Now that’s got to be one heck of a conversation starter, for sure!
As with our slightly grander Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, Nil Desperandum and every other entry to the contest, has resulted in a tree being planted in our Word Forest in Bore, Kenya. They also helped fund the building and fitting out of a brand new classroom in Kundeni Primary School in the same community; our writing competitions are the only ones in the world where everyone wins!
On the subject of the classroom at Kundeni School, we have some fabulous news to announce in the coming days – keep an eye out and have a tissue handy…
Jennifer’s writing and her literary achievements will be given a well earned springboard on a couple of pages in the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology 2017 and Nil Desperandum will be published for all to enjoy.
So my literary lovers, I sincerely hope you’re all fired up, inspired and getting ready to enter our Mini-MOLP writing contest for May. We need 250 well crafted words of Eco-Flash Fiction – click here for details of the fabulous prizes and to get your entry in.
Well done again Jennifer on your worthy win and good luck to all who enter the next one!
More About Mini-MOLP Winner Jennifer Tucker
A Literature degree and some gratuitous vocabulary overuse later, my scribblings have appeared in the pages of Five Stop Story, Weirder Science and The Great British Write-off. More recently I was shortlisted for Words With Jam, Flash500, the Percy French Award, the Purbeck Literary Festival Award and the Royal Nonesuch (Mark Twain House) Award. I was also lucky enough to be the winner of the Multi-Story Short Fiction Award 2015. For the moment, though, I’m in no need of larger millinery!
As for the future, in the immediate I’m aiming at further publication in sci-fi and literary magazines and anthologies, and longer term, if I can bribe (oops sorry did I type that out loud?!) I mean *persuade* a lovely Literary Agent to represent me, I’d like to put together an anthology or three of my own short fiction. That and the usual – World Peace and calorie-free chocolate. Not much to ask, really…