Fiction Prize: £10,000*
Deadline for entries: Friday 29th September 2017
Entry fee: £17.50
Chair of Fiction Judges: Nicholas Royle
£10,000 prize for the best short story of up to 2,500 words. Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).
Enter the Manchester Fiction Prize By Post: Download the Manchester Fiction Prize Entry Form
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: Manchester Writing Competition 2016
Nicholas Royle has chaired the judging panel for the Manchester Fiction Prize since 2009. He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met and the author of seven novels, including The Director’s Cut, Antwerp and First Novel. He has written more than 100 short stories, some of which feature in his collection Mortality. He has edited 20 anthologies, including six volumes of Best British Short Stories, and runs Nightjar Press, which publishes new stories in chapbook format. He lives in Manchester.