Poetry Prize: £10,000*
Deadline for entries: Friday 29th September 2017
Entry fee: £17.50
Chair of Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan
£10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).
Enter the Manchester Poetry Prize By Post: Download the Manchester Poetry 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
Adam O'Riordan is Academic Director of the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met and has chaired the Manchester Poetry Prize panel since 2012. In 2008, he became the Wordsworth Trust Centre for British Romanticism’s youngest ever poet-in-residence and his first collection, In the Flesh, won a 2011 Somerset Maugham Award. His debut collection of short stories The Burning Ground was published by Bloomsbury in the UK and W.W. Norton & Company in the USA, and his second collection of poems A Herring Famine published by Chatto, in 2017.