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The 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize

First Prize: £10,000

Under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University runs the annual Manchester Fiction Prize – a major international literary competition, celebrating excellence in creative writing.

The 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000* to the writer of the best short story submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a story of up to 2,500 words in length. The story can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be fiction and new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere. The Prize will be awarded at a special event held as part of the 2014 Manchester Literature Festival; for further details, and to book your tickets, click here.

If you have any queries, contact the Manchester Writing School at MMU: +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797 or email

You may also be interested in our Poetry Prize: click here for details. The next Manchester Fiction Prize will be open to entries in April 2015.

* Terms and conditions apply - click here for full details.


> View the 2014 Short List

> Read more about the 2014 Prize-giving event

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