Creative writing competition: Manchester Writing Prize 2020


14 April 2020
There are £10,000 prizes to be won in each of the fiction and poetry categories

The Manchester Writing Prize, which is given by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, is open to international writers, who may be new or established.

• The Manchester Poetry Prize is given for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum total length 120 lines). The prize is £10,000 and this year's judge is Malika Booker. The entry fee is £18 per portfolio.

• The Manchester Fiction Prize is for the best short story up to 2,500 words. The prize is £10,000 and this year's judge is Nicholas Royle. The entry fee is £18 per story.

All entries must be original and unpublished. A limited amount of reduced-price entry fees are available for writers who might otherwise not be able to take part in the competition.

The closing date is 18 September.

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For full details see the website.


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