Poets Dante Di Stefano and Rebecca Tamás shared the £10,000 Manchester Poetry Prize, and D. W. Wilson won the £10,000 Manchester Fiction Prize.
Read our short listed entries and view photos from our prize giving ceremonies
The UK’s biggest literary awards for unpublished work, offered by the UK’s most successful writing school.
The Manchester Writing Competition was established by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy in 2008. It offers the UK’s biggest literary prizes for unpublished writing and has awarded more than £135,000 to its winners. Each year two £10,000* prizes are awarded: the Manchester Poetry Prize for best portfolio of poems and the Manchester Fiction Prize for best short story. Designed to encourage and celebrate new writing across the globe the competition is open internationally to new and established writers.
The 2017 Manchester Writing Competition is now closed to entries and judging is underway. Short-listed entrants will be contacted on 24th November and the winners announced at a gala ceremony on 1st December.
The Manchester Writing Competition will open again for entries in February 2018. Join our mailing list for more information.
To find out more about the UK’s biggest and most successful postgraduate literary community, and our events, courses and competitions, visit the Manchester Writing School website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 161 247 1787.