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. The closing date is August 31 2012.
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: If you would like to be send a printed entry pack, please email your full name and address to email@example.com and one will be sent out to you.
The prize will be awarded at a gala ceremony held as part of the 2012 Manchester Literature Festival