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The Manchester Writing Competition 2020

18 September 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

The Manchester Writing Competition is organised by the Manchester Metropolitan University.

There are two Prizes:
• Manchester Poetry Prize — entrants must submit a portfolio comprising a minimum of three and a maximum of five poems.
• Manchester Fiction Prize — entrants must submit a short story of up to 2,500 words in length.

All work must be written in English.

All work can be on any subject, and written in any style or form, but must be the entrant’s own original writing, and should not have published in print or have been broadcast on or before 28th February 2021.

Fiction Prize Judge: Nicholas Royle
Poetry Prize Judge: Malika Booker

Entry fees
Poetry Prize: £18
Fiction Prize: £18

£10,000 prize for the best short story of up to 2,500 words.
£10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems.

How to enroll
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