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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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#MOLP – The Movie

Please enjoy our short film about The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, fondly known as  MOLP. It is the only literary competition in the world to plant a tree for every entry. Find out what the villagers who planted them in Bore, Kenya have to say about it.

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Why Are We Planting Trees for Each Entry to MOLP2 in Kenya?

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize – fondly known as MOLP – was created in 2014 with optimism that it would uncover literary excellence in short stories and poetry from writers all over the world. We also planned for it to be the start of a legacy reforestation project for an African community who were striving to rise above their circumstances. We set the entry fee at a modest £5 and have kept it the same this year for MOLP2. With…

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Should I Enter the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize?

Absolutely! As it stands, you have absolutely ages to enter our second literary  prize competition but that’s not a reason to put it on your cerebral back burner. Interestingly enough, we have received a similar numbers of short stories versus poems so far and we’d love to pop a few more onto our ever growing pile of virtual paper! As you probably know, we are planting a tree for every single entry we receive and we’re enormously excited about the…

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The #MOLP Judgemental Gallery

We are delighted to reveal a few behind the scenes images of some of our judges scoring the entries for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize. Please click here to view the gallery and have a gentle peruse! More coming soon…

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Unveiling the Judges for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

We are beside ourselves with excitement and delighted to unveil the line up of judges for our literary prize. We have a unique blend of internationally acclaimed authors, poets, editors, producers, performers, publishers, environmental campaigners, a forestry expert and more from the UK, America, Australia, New Zealand and India. Please hop across to our dedicated page for the judges and wish them luck as they get their teeth into the entries this weekend!

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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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