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Winners: Poetry Award Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2017

The worthy drum roll continues, as we reveal the winners in the poetry category in this year’s Magic Oxygen Literary Prize. We hosted the awards ceremony last night at the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis and were delighted to be joined by a handful of the amazingly talented folks who were on our shortlist, we even had a few of the top five winners too. 1st Prize £1,000 21st Century Mermaid by Susan Rogerson from England It’s always…

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Winners: Short Story Award Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2017

It’s time for our seriously loud annual drum roll… drrrrrrrrrrr… The Team are absolutely delighted to announce the winners in the short story category in this year’s Magic Oxygen Literary Prize. We hosted the awards ceremony last night at the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis and were delighted to be joined by a handful of the amazingly talented folks who were on our shortlist, we even had a few of the top five winners too. 1st Prize…

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Trish Vickers, Author of Grannifer’s Legacy, Passes Away Peacefully

The ‘story behind the story‘ of Trish Vickers and her incredible achievement in writing the novel, Grannifer’s Legacy, has touched the hearts of so many people around the world, and completely and utterly captivated ours too. We are deeply sad to pass on the news that she has just lost her valiant battle against breast cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. We were privileged to have spent some time with them last night, we made cups…

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Grannifer’s Legacy by Trish Vickers: now released for print!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Grannifer’s Legacy by Trish Vickers is now available in paperback and eBook. As this has been such a special book for us to be involved with, we’ve decided that if you buy the paperback, you can have a download link to the eBook free of charge, so you can enjoy reading it on your electronic devices too. A donation from the sale of each book will be made to…

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Trish Vickers Prepares to Launch Grannifer’s Legacy

Trish Vickers isn’t a lady to shy away from a challenge. At 52, she sadly lost her sight through diabetes, but she had a burning ambition to write a novel and blindness wasn’t going to stand in her way. She employed the most innovative way to achieve her goal and armed with a simple clipboard, she added rows and rows of elastic bands that acted as line markers. They gave her the framework she needed to put pen…

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Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Winners Revealed & Stand-Up Poetry Night!

Following hot on the heels of our last post, please consider yourself cordially invited to the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Awards Evening on Saturday 11th March! Join us for a fabulous evening of stand-up poetry delivered by a talented bunch of Dorset and Devon poets, who’ll perform an eclectic array of pieces guaranteed to make you giggle, ponder and clap! All things being equal, the line up should include the current Bard of Exeter Rob Casey and…

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Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2017: the exciting bits…

There’s a wonderful sense of calm wafting through the office today, but like snow at the seaside, I doubt it’ll stay long enough to settle. Last night, we sent the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology 2017 up the wire to the printers and we all breathed a welcome sigh of relief. From the moment the contest closed at the end of December, right through to the moment we hand over the money to our talented winners,…

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MOLP 2017 Shortlist Announcement

It is an absolute pleasure to announce the shortlist for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2017. If your name is not on the list, we hope you’ll not be too disheartened; the competition was fierce again this year and the entrants put our judges through their paces. The shortlist for stories is: Ali Bacon Jacqueline Bain Anoushka Beazley Mark Brandi Sarah Dixon Sarah Horton Colleen MacMahon Louise McDowell Jennifer Saxton The shortlist for poems is: Vinita…

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What Our Contest Has Done in Kenya, Via You!

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize is so much more than a writing contest and yes, I realise I’m in danger of making this sound like a Marks and Spencer advert! But it is! Over the past 3 years, MOLP has helped reforest 71 acres of deforested land in the Coastal Province of Kenya and it has just put a roof on the second, much needed classroom at Kundeni Primary School too. Take a moment to…

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The Winner of August’s Mini-MOLP Writing Contest

It’s a pleasure to announce the winner of our Last Words Monologue writing contest, the final one in the Mini-MOLP series. Chris Lakeman Fraser of Charmouth, England has won 10 of our best selling titles and a little extra something too, a year’s subscription to National Geographic, who reinvest 27% of their proceeds to help fund the conservation and education efforts of the National Geographic Society. Chris has an extensive track record as a Film Editor working on Natural History,…

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