The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize is open for entries! This is an international writing competition for short stories and poetry and is the only one to plant a tree for every entry received. If you enter, you’ll get the GPS coordinates of your tree which you can then view via Google Maps. Pretty cool – but it gets better.
The Word Forest is being planted by the community of Bore in Kenya, right next to the Kundeni Primary School. So every tree directly benefits 300 children, while the competition is also funding the building of a new classroom. The location for the Word Forest was chosen by forestry expert Ru Hartwell of Treeflights. He explains:
“This unique Word Forest is actively reintroducing tropical biodiversity and helping to keep us all a little cooler because trees planted near the equator are best placed to draw carbon from the atmosphere. It’s also providing a long-term income stream for the community and will eventually provide them with an urgently needed new classroom.”
Find out more about the tree planting programme here.
Magic Oxygen Prize Details
Magic Oxygen Publishing are looking for literary excellence in short stories and poetry, and have £3,000 to give away. The theme is open. All winning entries will be included in the Anthology, and the first prize winners in both categories will get a page on the website to showcase their work. Prizes are the same for short stories and poetry: 1st prize £1,000; 2nd prize £300; 3rd prize £100; plus two highly commended prizes of £50 each.
Entry Fee: £5
Deadline: 31st December 2015
Submit: short stories up to 4,000 words, poetry up to 50 lines. For full submission details and rules please visit the website or follow the link below.