• Ian Dudley

The Manchester Fiction Prize


The only picture I could find of me in Manchester.
The only picture I could find of me in Manchester.

The Manchester Fiction Prize is an international competition with a cash prize of £10,000 for the writer of the best short story submitted.


I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for the prize in 2020. You can find the announcement of the shortlist here.


The biographies of the authors, and their shortlisted stories (in a free to read PDF document), can be found here. They're an eclectic collection of works showing a wide range of technical approaches to constructing a story.


The winner of the prize is due to be announced on 28th February.


I don't know how the judges will be able to choose between such different stories.

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