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Both competitions will offer a £10,000 first prize and the deadline for entries will be Friday 25th September 2015.
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. Since it began, the Competition has awarded more than £75,000 to its winners.
Initially, the Competition alternated annually between Poetry and Fiction but, from 2013, both will be running every year, with £10,000* awarded to the writer of the best portfolio of poetry, and another £10,000* to the writer of the best short story. A new Writing for Children Prize was launched in late 2013, with prizes awarded at the Manchester Children's Book Festival.
* Terms and conditions apply – see the pages for each Prize for full details.
> The Manchester Poetry Prize - £10,000*
> The Manchester Fiction Prize - £10,000*