The Manchester Writing Competition was established by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy in 2008, funded in the first instance by the Manchester Metropolitan University’s innovative Enterprise Fellowship scheme. The project was designed to attract the best new writing from around the world, and to establish Manchester as the focal point for a major literary award. These are the UK’s biggest literary awards for unpublished writing.

The 2016 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes are now open to online and postal entries. Visit the Poetry Prize page or the Fiction Prize page for more details. Both competitions will offer a £10,000 first prize and the deadline for entries will be Friday 23rd September 2016.

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