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Manchester Writing Competition 2016


The 2016 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes were awarded at a special gala event on Friday 25th November. For information about the winners, and to read all of the short-listed poems and short stories, please visit: Winners 2016.

The 2017 Manchester Writing Competition will be open to entries in February 2017. To be notified when the competition launches, please join the Manchester Writing School mailing list or follow us on Twitter @McrWritingSchl.

> The Manchester Poetry Prize - £10,000*

> The Manchester Fiction Prize - £10,000*

* Terms and conditions apply – see the pages for each Prize for full details.


About the Manchester Writing Competition


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 £135,000 to its winners. These are the UK’s biggest literary awards for unpublished writing.


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.


To find out more about our courses, events and competitions visit the Manchester Writing School website or contact writingschool@mmu.ac.uk +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797.