The Manchester Fiction Prize is open internationally and will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best short story submitted. The competition is open internationally to entrants aged 16 or over; there is no upper age limit. All entrants are asked to submit a complete short story of up to 3,000 words in length. The story can be on any subject, and written in any style, but must be fiction and new work, not previously published, or submitted for consideration elsewhere during this competition. The prizes will be awarded at a gala ceremony hosted as part of the 2011 Manchester Literature Festival.
Deadline Friday 12th August 2011
Entry Fee: £15 (Thinking about how to pay? A number of Nigerian banks now use the Visa platform to run their ATM services. I had to obtain a token from my bank to be able to make online payments with my card. Check with your bank for details, it might be easier than you think.)
Go here for more details about this competition.You can read stories that made the 2009 shortlist here.
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