31 January 2020
The new award in honour of the much-loved Manchester writer and critic Dave Murray has first prizes of £1,000 for short-form fiction and non-fiction
Writer, blogger and theatre critic Dave Murray, who died last year aged 53, came to writing later in life and was a lover of flash fiction and non-fiction. The new prize in his memory is being run by Manchester Writing School in association with Manchester School of Theatre.
The QuietManDave Prize is for flash fiction and non-fiction up to 500 words. Entries must be original and unpublished, and may be in any form and style.
The first prize in each category is £1,000. There are runner up prizes in each category of £200 and £50. The judges are Kate Feld, Tania Hershman and Shane Kinghorn.
The entry fee is £5 per piece of writing. Sponsored entries are available for writers who would struggle to pay the entry fees.
The closing date is 17 April 2020.
For full details see the website.
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