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23rd September 2016
The competitions (“Poetry Prize” and “Fiction Prize”) are open to anyone aged 16 or over.
The Manchester Writing Competition is organised by the Manchester Metropolitan University.
The organisers offer two competitions:
• the Manchester Poetry Prize — entrants must submit a portfolio comprising a minimum of three and a maximum of five poems.
• the 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 appeared in print or appear on a website or have been broadcast, for the duration of the Manchester Poetry Prize.
Poetry Prize – the cost of entry is £17.50 per portfolio of three to five poems.
Fiction Prize – the cost of entry is £17.50 per story of up to 2,500 words in length.
• The Manchester Poetry Prize will award one prize: a cash sum of £10,000.00 to the winner(s). The judges may decide to award The Manchester Poetry Prize jointly and divide the cash sum accordingly. The maximum number of winners will be two.
• The Manchester Fiction Prize will award one prize: a cash sum of £10,000.00 to the winner(s). The judges may decide to award The Manchester Fiction Prize jointly and divide the cash sum accordingly. The maximum number of winners will be two.
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