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The 3rd Magic Oxygen Literary Prize is Coming!

Poster for the 3rd Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Watch the trailer for the only writing contest in the world to plant a tree for every entry #MOLP3 opens on 1st September 2016 – are you ready?

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Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2015-16: the shortlist

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, 2015-16. We received almost 1,000 entries from 32 countries!

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#NOTINMYNAME

A poem written after watching a video showing the aftermath of bombing in Syria

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57616974

57616974 (Otherwise known as 01010111011000010110100101110100) A poem for anyone with a computer!

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Second Time Arounders

A poem by Simon West

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Poet-Tree

One of our Twitter friends Shirley Harber pointed us in the direction of a beautiful poem called In the Heart of the Tree by Henry Cuyler Bunner.

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Can You Pot Your Summer into a Short Story or Poem?

If it’s quirky & has entertaining read-back value, why not sling it in as an entry to the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize! We’ll plant a tree for every entry

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Our Poet in Residence: Tracey West

We thought we’d appoint a Poet in Residence to write a few catchy lines on our Twitter feed. Who better to anoint than our author of the successful

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This be the reply

I have long felt that Philip Larkin’s poem “This Be The Verse” was unjust, blaming his Mother and Father for his current state of unhappiness. As a parent myself, I have penned a little response. They fuck you up, your Mum and Dad, so Philip Larkin said,But can you go on blaming them if they […]

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To my love

You are the star who lights my way when in the deepest darkYou are the breeze on a summer’s day while strolling in a parkYou warm my frozen fingertips when winters cold winds biteYou soothe my brow and hush my lips when fearful in the night With you shared food’s more tasty, drinks better for […]