Sunday, 1 June 2008

The Manchester Poetry Prize 2008

This is my 301st post!
Here's one you may not have heard of.

Manchester Metropolitan University Writing School is launching its own poetry prize to promote its own Writing School.
Sometimes the newer competitions have fewer entries, so a greater chance to win.

First prize: £10,000*
In addition, a bursary for study at MMU will be awarded to an entrant aged 18-25 as part of the Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award*.
Now does that mean the winner will more than likely be in this age range?
And only one prize, so lower chances. There may be two prizes if the winner is older than 25.

Deadline: 1st August 2008
Fee. at steep £15

They want a portfolio of poetry (three to five poems; the total length
of the portfolio should not exceed 120 lines). The poems can be on any subject but must be new work, not published elsewhere.
Entrants can submit work via the competition website , or by post using an entry form.

James Draper
Project Manager: Writing School
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom
Telephone : +44 (0) 161 247 1787
Email :

The Writing School will be launching The Manchester Fiction Prize in 2009.


Cailleach said...

It's a good 'un alright. If you don't try, you won't get! ;)

KAREN said...

301 posts! I've got a long way to go to catch up. Here's to the next 301 :o)

egb said...

I am so appreciative for the immense work it must take to conduct the contest. Thanks for Your information

Emerging Writer said...

Correction. It costs £15. There are two prizes. The odds are not in your favour. I'm giving it a miss.