Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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The Manchester Poetry Prize

First Prize: £10,000   Entry Fee: £ £17.50

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

The Manchester Poetry Prize awards a cash prize of £10,000* to the writer of the best portfolio of poetry submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three-to-five poems (total maximum combined length: 120 lines). The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or submitted for consideration elsewhere during this competition.

The next Manchester Poetry Prize will launch in spring 2014 with an August 29th 2014 deadline.


The 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the poems submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum line length: 120). The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.

You may also be interested in our Fiction Prize: click here for details.

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

If you have any queries, or would like to be sent a printed entry pack for postal submission, contact the Manchester Writing School at MMU, on: +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797; writingschool@mmu.ac.uk .

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