Creative writing competition: The 2020 QuietManDave Prize


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 Entries must be original and unpublished, and may be in any form and style.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.

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