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February 6, 2021  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

Wingless Dreamer is so excited to announce a new contest called “How to stay positive. Don’t worry you don’t have to write 101 ideas but just 5 ideas that can help to encourage people on how to stay optimistic, constructive, hopeful, helpful, and confident in their day-to-day struggles. You can talk about ideas to deal with time management, punctuality, positivity, relationships, and organization or you can use your experience as an example that has given you satisfaction and happiness, and maybe readers can try it too. It can be simple and effective, or unique and mind-blowing. The choice is yours! Here are some examples:

  • Make a wish-list. Trust me it works! – Stephanie Woodcraft.

  • You can always write a letter without waiting for an occasion to the people who you cared about the most. I write some to my old grandmother and it gives her such great pleasure. – Anne

  • Have you thought of changing the interior of your place you’re living in? It is important to add some bright colors to your life. During the lockdown, I painted my room and bought some plants. A simple step as such that truly brightens up everything. – Scott McDonald

  • So what if you don’t have many friends? What about visiting the park or back-garden along with your favorite novel and sit down with a beer bottle in the Sun. – Casey Simpson

  • I feel positive when I help someone and in return, they smile back at me. So, I have decided this year I am going to do some volunteering services. Maybe you can try it too!- Harry Boswell

So what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and start writing it down. Top 101 ideas will be selected to get published with us in our upcoming issue that will be available on Amazon, Goodreads, Wingless Dreamer bookstore, and Amazon Kindle.

  1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

  2. Entries may be submitted via Submittable or via email submit@winglessdreamer.com

  3. There is no submission fee for this contest.

  4. You can always make a voluntary donation to https://www.paypal.me/winglessdreamer to support our small literary community.

  5. Any submission received with the expression of extreme violence, abuse, nudity, or pornography will be eliminated and forever be banned.

  6. Remember one submission that will include 5 ideas or experiences per writer.

  7. Work should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another competition, or be the translated work of another writer.

  8. Kindly read our terms and conditions before submitting your work.

  9. WinglessDreamer Poetry Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter.

Announcements

August 12, 2021  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Positivity is the shining light that illuminates your path through life’s storms. It’s a gentle breeze caressing your cheek on a cloudy day. It is in our nature to search for silver linings even in the darkest of days. The shimmer of hope continues to flicker even during the days of the pandemic. By focusing on the positive, we transform our negative thoughts and cultivate a fresh outlook towards life. This mindset formed the inspiration for the writing contest conducted by Wingless Dreamer called 101 ideas to stay positive. The aim of this contest was to encourage people how to stay optimistic, constructive, hopeful, helpful, and confident in their day-to-day struggles. The book for this contest, ‘How to stay positive, by the people and for the people’ will soon be released on or before 15th August 2021. Today we are thrilled to publicize the winner’s name and top finalists. Cue the confetti and the drumroll, please!

Without any further ado let’s announce the grand winner of this contest.

The grand winner of the Wingless Dreamer how to stay positive contest is:


MARI JAGT

Mari Jagt is a young disabled and queer poet and painter with freeform works covering topics including sexuality and femininity, nature, mental illness, the strange, and growth. She has been writing and creating art from a young age and believes in the power of words. Mari works and creates out of Victoria, BC. www.marijagtart.com

Cue the confetti for our top finalists:


WILLOW HEWETT

My name is Willow Hewett. I like to write as a hobby and I love bringing people positivity! I hope you enjoy these ways of staying happy.

ASHLI L. BROWN

Ashli L. Brown has been working from home in her hometown of Oklahoma City, OK since March 2020. When the world shut down, she saw it as an opportunity for introspection and improvement. Ashli spends most of her free time taking online courses, doing online workouts, and attempting to master different natural hairstyles.

ELINOR SERUMGARD

Elinor Serumgard is a third-year student at Western Washington University. They enjoy concerts, travel, and a little bit of magic. Elinor is working towards a Creative Writing Major with a Spanish minor. Elinor grew up in Austin, Texas, and Issaquah, Washington, and loves exploring the woods on the Olympic Peninsula.

JENNIFER COMPANIK

Jennifer Companik is the daughter of South American immigrants. She holds an M.A. from Northwestern University and is a fiction editor at TriQuarterly. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossing; The Evansville Review; Acentos Review; Glassworks; and The London Reader. Her first book, Check Engine and Other Stories, is forthcoming from Thirty West Publishing. By reading her work you are participating in one of her wildest dreams.

 

Last but not least, let’s give a huge round of applause to all the selected contributors. The contributor’s list will be uploaded here within a couple of days. Soon, we will release the book for this contest, How to stay positive on our bookstore and we hope that the Wingless Dreamer fan following will enjoy reading it and appreciate our editing efforts. Additionally, you can refer to the following link in case if you need help related to mental health issues:

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