The Manchester Anthology
As a Creative Writing MA student at the Centre for New Writing, you will get the opportunity to have a piece of fiction or poetry published in The Manchester Anthology when you graduate.
The Anthology comes out each September and as well as having your work featured in it, you could also gain invaluable experience of editing, proofing, promoting and distributing a publication by getting involved in the production.
A book launch takes place, again organised by the students, often at a prestigious partner venue in Manchester such as the International Anthony Burgess Foundation or the John Rylands Library. A number of students read from their work at the event, alongside invited guest writers.
Find out more
In the video below, Maria Alejandra Barrios Velez talks about the 2016 edition that she co-edited with fellow student Giorgio Grande.
Your words in print
Below is a selection of anthologies from the past few years. As part of the student editorial team you would also get to commission the illustration and cover design.
The Manchester Anthology 2020
Edited by Joss Areté Kelvin. Cover design by Jeremy C Simon.
The Manchester Anthology 2019
Edited by Paddy Dobson and Thomas D Lee with a foreword by Beth Underdown. Cover design by Josh Jones.
The Manchester Anthology 2018
Edited by Samuel P Jones, Joe-Carrick Varty and Alexandra Pape with a foreword by Kamila Shamsie. Cover design by Rebecca Heselton. Click on the cover to read in full.
The Manchester Anthology 2017
Edited by Hannah Bressler, C.S. Vaughan and Phil Olsen, with a foreword by Geoff Ryman and artwork by Louise Giovanelli.
The Manchester Anthology 2016
Edited by Maria Barrios and Giorgio Grande, with a foreword by John McAuliffe.
The Manchester Anthology 2015
Featuring cover artwork by third year illustration student Summer du Plessis.
The Manchester Anthology 2014
Edited by Sarah-Clare Conlon, with a foreword by Vona Groarke and featuring new fiction by Ian McGuire.
The Manchester Anthology 2013
Featuring 28 new writers, with a foreword by Jeanette Winterson.