Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology 2015 (paperback)

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The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2014-15 was a unique international writing competition that sought excellence in two categories; short stories and poetry.

It planted a tree for every single entry received in our tropical Word Forest in Bore, Kenya in association with the Community Carbon Link.

This anthology contains the 10 best pieces from each category. They were awarded the highest marks by 21 judges from around the world, which were whittled down from almost 800 entries received from 31 countries.

For every anthology purchased, we will plant another tree in the Word Forest and contribute part of the royalties to build an urgently needed schoolhouse at the Kundeni School in Bore.

Aside from the benevolent and sustainable reasons for buying this book, it is a fantastic read too!

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4 reviews for Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology 2015 (paperback)

  1. Tracey West

    This anthology contains the winning entries of the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2014-15 and in my privileged position as the Editor, I can tell you it’s a fabulous read! We are also planting a tree for every purchase, so get your pre-order in today and receive the book as soon as the announcements of the winners are made!

  2. Sue Hampton (verified owner)

    I’m looking forward to reading more of this but it’s perfect for dipping in and alighting on something to enjoy. In fact I need to reread the winning short story to make sure I’ve appreciated every one of its cleverly woven layers. This anthology is an inspiring project that deserves support. Congratulations to everyone involved. A great present for any reader, with something for all tastes and moods.

  3. Gordon Strong

    It’s not only the high standard of this Anthology; it’s the diversity of the material that is so impressive. We have here the finest fruit from an exceptional literary harvest.

    The keyword is ‘challenge’ – the best work on display never shies from attempting to depict a scenario where a lesser hand might fail. There is poetic language, bad language, romance and realism. Stories may be set in the past, the future and that slightly surreal world that writers choose to inhabit – it all works.
    Some of the poems rhyme, some don’t. So what? This collection of pieces goes beyond a display of mere style. Every piece presented here unquestionably deserves to be included.

  4. Lucy Middleton

    I was asked to be one of the Judges of the prize and was a little nervous. I have loved poetry all my life and it has sustained me through my journey – would these measure up? The answer was a resounding yes! There is real talent and sensitivity here. In a world which runs at 100 miles an hour it’s heart warming to know that there are still enough people who can “Stand and stare” and produce cracking
    poetry. A lovely volume to put in the glove box of your car and dip in and out of in those quieter moments when your soul needs nourishment.

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