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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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PRESS RELEASE: The Writing Contest that Planted a Forest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A little publishing house based in Lyme Regis, Dorset has just launched a global writing contest with very big heart. The third Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, or MOLP3 as it’s fondly known, opened for entries on 1st September. It remains the only competition in the world to plant a tree for every single entry. This reforestation initiative is the idea of Tracey West, an author on sustainability and co-founder of Magic Oxygen…

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#MOLP3 is Now Open for Entries!

Watch our short animation below and get into the groove then click here to enter! Now in its third year, #MOLP3 has an incredible prize fund of £3,000, which will be awarded in each category as follows: First Prize – £1,000 Second Prize – £300 Third Prize – £100 Two Highly Commended – £50 We also plant a tree for every single entry we receive in Bore, Kenya and we’ll email you the GPS coordinates of it once…

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The Winner of July’s Mini-MOLP Writing Contest

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of our Postcard From the Park Mini-MOLP writing contest. Tracey Delaplain from Reno, Nevada has scooped the title with a brilliantly crafted piece that wove in a very well researched slice of American history! In response, Tracey said: “I am thrilled to have won the Mini-MOLP with ‘A Wild Idea’. To quote Baba Dioum, ‘In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will…

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Buy the MOLP Anthology Double eBundle

The Brilliant Winners & Shortlisters from MOLP1 & 2 These two magnificent eBooks contain the winning and shortlisted poems and short stories from the last two Magic Oxygen Literary Prize contests. The MOLP1 and MOLP2 anthologies are on special offer for a limited period at just £5.00 for the pair! If you’re preparing to enter MOLP3 they’ll make great research material, as well as being brilliant reads in their own right. The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize is a prestigious international writing competition that seeks literary excellence…

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The 3rd Magic Oxygen Literary Prize is Coming!

Click here to have a peek at the Ts and Cs before you start writing your piece. Please help us spread the message by sharing our little animation on your social media and with any friends you think might like to enter! Thank you. The Team

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Enter our Mini-MOLP Writing Contest for August: Last Words Monologue

If you have taken part in the Mini-MOLP writing contests we’ve run throughout the spring and summer, I hope you’ll agree the topics we challenged you to write about were deeply thought provoking. I believe the subject matter of this particular competition, sets the bar in the highest position of all. We’re looking for a powerful piece of writing that reveals a truly heartfelt story in the Last Words Monologue. The brief is simple and you have up to 400…

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The Winner of June’s Mini-MOLP Writing Contest

We are bursting with olde English joy and very excited to announce the winner of our Sonnet for the Solstice Mini-MOLP writing contest. Kim Lewis has scooped the title with a truly beautiful piece of poetry. Kim lives in Burnham on Sea in Somerset, England. Five years ago she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and finds creative writing therapeutic. When she was made redundant from her telesales job, she got involved with the local U3A and joined a creative…

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