2014 – The Manchester Poetry Prize

Under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching the fifth Manchester Poetry Prize.

First Prize: £10,000 
Entry fee: £17.50 
Deadline for Entries: Friday 29th August 2014

“It’s a delight to give money to poets!” National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke, Judge 2008 

“Asking for a batch of poems rather than a single entry allows judges to look beyond competency and control in writing and to reward other virtues, such as risk-taking, inventiveness and sustained achievement.” Simon Armitage, Chair of Judges 2010

The 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000* to the writer of the poems submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum line length: 120). The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.
To enter the 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize online, click here.

To download a printable entry form for postal submission, click here.

If you have any queries, or would like to be sent a printed entry pack for postal submission, contact the Manchester Writing School at MMU, on: +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797; writingschool@mmu.ac.uk.

You may be interested in our Fiction Prize: click here for details.

* Terms and conditions apply – click here for full details.

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