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A Publishing House, a Forest & a Classroom

In the spring of 2014, as well as publishing a handful of new titles* we also launched a pioneering global writing competition called the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize. It had two categories – short stories and poetry – a prestigious £3,000 prize fund and three environmental promises built into its foundations: to plant a tree for every single entry received, in Bore, Kenya, to fund the build of an urgently needed new classroom at Kundeni Primary School in the…

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Gallery of Shortlisters for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

We are absolutely delighted to unveil a gallery with the shortlisters of the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2014-15. They are a seriously talented bunch, do take a moment to read through their bios and perhaps even connect with them on social media. Here are their shortlisted entries: Poems “Celia’s Shoes” by Sharon Black (FR) “Modern” by Eleonore Schonmaier (NL) “Of Ectoplasm And Mother” by Corrinna Toop (UK) “Step-Mother” by Catherine Rolfe (UK) “The Loneliness Of The…

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Buy the Book & Get a Tree!

Click to pre-order. The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2014-15 was a truly unique international writing competition that sought excellence in two categories; short stories and poetry. This anthology contains the 10 best pieces and winners 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. In association with the Community Carbon Link, we planted a tree for every single entry received in a tropical Word…

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Final Call for Entries to the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

We’ll be pulling a late one on Sunday night. In fact, we’ll probably be perched over computer screens armed with stiff coffees at midnight and beyond, as our tech team closes the door on the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize for this year. It has been an incredibly busy few months to be honest and it’s no surprise really; our literary prize is quite unique.

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Why We're Planting a Tree for Every Entry in our Literary Prize

Our writing competition was created to uncover literary excellence in short stories and poetry from writers from all over the world and also to begin a legacy reforestation project. We decided to set our entry fee at a modest, affordable £5 and realised some writers would enter, spurred on by the possibility of seeing their work in print and perhaps bagging a slice of the £3,000 prize fund; let’s face it, who wouldn’t! We hoped others would also be inspired to enter because…

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Drawing the Winner of Our Kindle Fire Competition!

To help us promote our prestigious Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, we decided to do a fabulous give-away of a Kindle Fire tablet in a free draw. To qualify, we asked entrants to share our teaser trailer on their networks and do a few other bits and pieces (take a look at the rules if you’d like to enter, there’s still a little time left). The response has been amazing. We have received entries from all over…

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The Only Literary Competition in the World Planting Trees for Every Entry #MOLP

It’s a bit of a bold statement I know, but hand on heart and to the best of our Google-Fu, the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize – fondly referred to as #MOLP – is the only writing competition committed to planting a tree for every single entry received. We’ll even send the entrant the GPS co-ordinates for their tree! We’ve teamed up with a truly committed green-soul, Ru Hartwell, the founding director of Treeflights (the first carbon offset planting project…

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