The 2016 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes are now open to online and postal entries.
The organisers offer two competitions:
• the Manchester Poetry Prize — entrants must submit a portfolio comprising a minimum of three and a maximum of five poems.
• the Manchester Fiction Prize — entrants must submit a short story of up to 2,500 words in length.
All work must be written in English.
All work can be on any subject, and written in any style or form, but must be the entrant's own original writing, and should not have appeared in print or appear on a website or have been broadcast, for the duration of the Manchester Poetry Prize.
Poetry Prize – the cost of entry is £17.50 per portfolio of three to five poems.
Fiction Prize – the cost of entry is £17.50 per story of up to 2,500 words in length.
The deadline for entries will be Friday 23rd September 2016 for both competitions.