Under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching the third Manchester Poetry Prize – a major international literary competition celebrating excellence in creative writing.
The Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best poems submitted. The competition is open internationally to both new and established writers aged 16 or over; there is no upper age limit.
All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum length: 120 lines). The poems can be on any subject, and written in any style or form, but must be new work, not previously published, or submitted for consideration elsewhere during this competition.
For more details visit: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/poetry/
Deadline: August 31, 2012