Submission Guidelines

Submissions for Issue 23 are now closedThe Manchester Review is temporarily closed and will reopen sometime in the new year. We thank you for your patience and will be sure to announce when the review has been reopened. We are still accepting reviews, but are closed for all other submissions.

The Manchester Review publishes two issues per year in Summer and Winter. During our submission period we welcome unpublished fiction, poetry and essays from both established and new writers. Please make no more than one submission per issue. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. In the subject line of your email, please include your name and the category of your submission (Fiction/Poetry/Non-Fiction). You should include a short bio in your cover email, and please make sure that identifying details are also on your submission. Please note: we only accept Word documents.


Please send only one piece of fiction or non-fiction. Very rarely do we publish works longer than 6,000 words.


Please send no more than 3 poems.


Please email us a link to your online portfolio. Unfortunately we cannot accept visual art submissions by post.

We strongly encourage online submissions to

Alternatively, postal submissions should be sent to:

Editor, The Manchester Review
Centre for New Writing
S1.20, Samuel Alexander Building
The University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL

Due to the volume of submissions, we may not always respond in a timely manner. Please contact us about your submission should you not hear from us within three months.