The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2019

31st December 2018

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 15 and over.

The competition is organized by Magic Oxygen Publishing.

In the spring of 2014 we 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 same community,
• to send every entrant an electronic certificate with the clickable GPS co-ordinates of their tree.

Entries must be written in English and must be your own previously unpublished work.

There are two categories:
• Short Story (up to 4,000 words),
• Poetry (up to 50 lines).

The theme for short stories and poetry is open.

Entry fee
£5 per entry

• Short Story
First Prize: £1,000
Second Prize: £300
Third Prize: £100
Two Highly Commended: £50

• Poetry
First Prize: £1,000
Second Prize: £300
Third Prize: £100
Two Highly Commended: £50

Please visit to learn more about the competition.