Submission Guidelines

Submissions for issue 17 are now closed. Any submissions received during this period will be deleted unread.

The Manchester Review publishes two issues per year in Spring and Autumn. During our submission period we welcome unpublished fiction, poetry and essays from both established and new writers.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 (Fiction/Poetry/Non-Fiction/Art) and 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
Second floor, Mansfield Cooper 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.