Thursday, June 10, 2010

You've got to be in to win!

You may have your eyes on a big gold cup this month, but if you’re a Manchester writer there maybe a greater prize within your reach...

Rain Never Stops Play
Creative Tourist and Rainy City Stories have just launched a new short story competition. They are looking for stories that encapsulate some of the romance or the horror, the daily drudgery or the surreal moments, the beauty or the decay of modern urban life. Stories should be contemporary or set within the last ten years, and should provide a detailed snapshot of city life. The competition is open to anyone, from any city. Judges (including the public) will be selecting one Manchester winner and one winner from elsewhere. The winning stories will be published on Creative Tourist and Rainy City Stories, and the winners will receive a cash prize of £100 and tickets to some very special events at this year's Manchester Literature Festival. The closing date for entries is July 2nd. For full details of how to enter, please visit

Crocus First Chapter & Pitching Competition 2010
The search is on to find the best budding novelist in the North of England. The winner will get £250 and their own writing mentor to help them get their novel completed. Six other promising novelists identified through the competition will be provided with significant assistance with their novel and be invited to take part in Is There A Novelist In The House? on Saturday 23rd October as part of the Manchester Literature Festival. This competition is open to writers who live or work in the North of England and the closing date is 30 June 2010. Full details and an entry form available at

Manchester Poetry Prize
The Manchester Writing School at MMU have launched the second Manchester Poetry Prize. This year's judges are Simon Armitage, Lavinia Greenlaw and Daljit Nagra. The Manchester Poetry Prize is open internationally and will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best portfolio of poetry submitted. A bursary for study at MMU will also be awarded to an entrant aged 18-25 as part of the Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award. The prizes will be presented at a special Awards Dinner as part of this year's Manchester Literature Festival. The deadline for entries is 6th August 2010 and the entry fee is £15. Full details on how to submit your work can be found on the MMU website.


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