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The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize


Thursday, December 31, 2015



Entry Fees

£5.00 and we plant a tree in Bore, Kenya, for each entry. It also helps fund the build of an urgently needed classroom at Kundeni Primary School in the same community.

Last year, we planted 1,500 trees in the Word Forest.


£3,000 in total shared amongst two categories - short stories and poetry

£1,000 1st Prize
£300 2nd Prize
£100 3rd Prize
2 x £50 Highly Commended

The 5 winners and 5 shortlisters in each category are published in the "Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology," and we also plant a tree for every copy sold.

Once the competition has closed, each entrant is sent a certificate with the GPS coordinates of his or her tree which can be viewed via a Google Maps link.


Short Stories, up to 4,000 words (not including the title)
Poetry up to 50 lines (not including title or lines between stanzas)

The theme is open. Electronic uploads are preferred but written entries are also accepted. The competition is open to writers all over the world. Entrants must be 16 or older at the time of submission. Entries must be written in English and must be your own previously unpublished work. You may enter as many pieces of writing as you wish

For details of last year’s competition, to read the rules and to enter MOLP2, please visit and click on the Literary Prize menu tab.

Contact Information

Simon West, Editor and MOLP Administrator
[email protected]
07896 884 114


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