I was asked by Simon West of Magic Oxygen to help promote this year’s Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, and I’m more than happy to do so. I fully support their work in Kenya, and I was delighted to have contributed to their efforts last year. Even more delighted to have reached second place with Finn, and to have the story published in their anthology 🙂
May I ask all my story and poetry writing colleagues to put on their thinking caps and try to put something together for this worthy competition? And for those who prefer simply to read, there is a special offer on purchase of the 2015 and 2016 anthologies, which will also lead to the planting of further trees.
Last year’s competition attracted almost a thousand entries, and 19 judges from five countries in four continents reviewed every one of them, using software developed by Simon. I’d be grateful if you’d try to support the incredible hard work of Tracy and Simon West – I’m hoping to do my bit again, and am in the middle of this year’s entry as I write.