The Manchester Poetry Prize 2012
First prize: £10,000
Deadline for entries: 31st August 2012
Judges: Ian Duhig, Francis Leviston, Adam O’Riordan
Under the direction of UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University has launched the third Manchester Poetry Prize – a major literary competition celebrating excellence in creative writing.
The Manchester Poetry Prize is open internationally and will award £10,000 to the writer of the best portfolio of three-to-five poems new submitted. The competition is open to both new and established writers aged 16 or over; there is no upper age limit. Work can be in any style, and on any subject, but must be new writing, not previously published elsewhere.
You can find full terms and conditions of entry on the Competition website, where you can also enter online, or download a printable entry pack for postal submission: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/poetry/index.php If you would like to be send a printed entry pack, please email your full name and address to
and we’ll send one out to you.
The prize will be awarded at a gala ceremony held as part of the 2012 Manchester Literature Festival.
With many thanks and all best wishes,
James B. Draper BA (Hons) MA
Manager: The Manchester Writing School
Director: The Manchester Children's Book Festival
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