First Prize – £1,000
Second Prize – £300
Third Prize – £100
Two Highly Commended – £50
We also plant a tree for every single entry we receive in Boré, Kenya and we’ll email you the GPS coordinates of it once the contest has closed and we’ve received confirmation of them from our Word Forest Coordinator.
Additionally, your entry will also help fund the construction of another much needed new classroom in the same community – click here to see the one our previous contests built.
All of this will be done via the newly formed charity The Word Forest Organisation, which was founded as a direct result of the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize
The Rules in Brief
Open for entries 1st October 2018, through to midnight on 31st December 2018
Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title
Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas
The theme for short stories and poetry is open
Online entries preferred but written entries are also accepted (Click here for the address and postal details)
Open to writers all over the world
Entrants must be 15 or over at the time of submission
Entries must be written in English and must be your own previously unpublished work
Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title
You may submit as many entries as you wish
£5 per entry
Closing date midnight 31st December 2018
Click here to read the rules, Ts and Cs in full.
Your submission will also act as your acceptance of the rules.