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Creative writing prizes: 2019 Manchester Writing Competition

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The UK's biggest literary award for unpublished work offers £10,000 Fiction and Poetry Prizes

The international awards from Manchester Writing School were launched in 2008 by Carol Ann Duffy. Each year two prizes of £10,000 are awarded. The Fiction Prize is for the best short story and the Poetry Prize is for the best portfolio of poems. The competition is open to new and established writers.

• The £10,000 Poetry Prize is for a portfolio of three to five poems (no more than 120 lines in total). The judge is Adam O'Riordan and the entry fee is £17.50 per portfolio.

• The £10,000 Fiction Prize is for the best short story up to 2,500 words. The judge is Nicholas Royle and the entry fee is £17.50 per short story.

All entries must be original and unpublished.

The closing date is 20 September.

For full details see the website.

 

 

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