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Once Upon A Time,
there lived a writer, and they won an award,
and so they lived happily ever after…
# THE MANCHESTER WRITING FOR CHILDREN PRIZE 2014
1st Prize: £2000
Shortlist: invitation to appear alongside Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
at a special event at the 2014 Manchester Children’s Book Festival
Longlist: anthology publication
Fee: £12. Length: portfolio of 3-5 poems.
Judges: Mandy Coe, Imtiaz Dharker and Philip Gross
Details on website; postal entry pack can be downloaded.
Or ring 44 (0) 161 247 1787, email, or
SEND SAE: The Manchester Writing School,
Manchester Metropolitan University, Rosamond Street West,
Off Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6LL
And across the seas to Ireland we go for plenty of variety from Fish, Limnisa and Ó Bhéal -
further afield yet, when it’s translations for John Dryden.
With big prizes when writing for little people (not leprechauns, children): Manchester
Back home, Second Light offer an anthology of women’s writing
Her Wings of Glass, and Oxford have an MSt in Creative Writing
Here comes some poetry in the fast lane: Slipstream, or Frogmore, Southport, Ver and Ware, which you could match, with York/YorkMix, David Burland and Poetry Space
Expanding into short stories, we’ve got
Henshaw, Chapter One, Mslexia and Verulam
Or bridging the gap: Bridport and Biography from Earlyworks
And curiously enough, there’s also: The Christopher Salmon Extravaganza; Five ‘n Ten; Papatango; Prole; Sampad; Synesthaesia; Big Moose
The Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
Biennial: for best collection of poems, recently published
or as yet unpublished, by a Scottish poet aged 30 or under:
born in Scotland; of Scottish parentage; brought up in Scotland;
currently resident in Scotland for the last two years.
£20,000 awarded in August.
Three copies to be submitted by poet or publisher
Submissions welcome in Scots, English and Gaelic;
Meg Bateman, Gaelic adviser.
Judges: Stewart Conn and Jen Hadfield.