About us

Issue 1 of the Manchester Review appeared in October 2008: it aspired to bring together online, without a paper edition, the best of international writing, publishing both well-known, established writers and new, relatively unknown poets and prose-writers.

Since then the Review has, we think, made good on that ambition, having published new work by Martin Amis, John Banville, Jennifer Egan, Bill Manhire, Paul Muldoon, Ali Smith, Colm Toibin and CK Williams as well as exciting younger writers including Jenn Ashworth, Kevin Barry, Paul Batchelor, Lucy Durneen, Andrew Jamison, Caleb Klaces, Rebecca Perry and many others.

With the move to our new site in January 2016, we will continue our tradition of publishing exemplary new writing. Though we only publish two issues per year in Spring and Autumn, the site is regularly updated with reviews of books, art, film, and music in the hopes of documenting the constantly evolving cultural landscape of our beloved Manchester.

The Manchester Review is published from the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing and will continue to host podcasts of its readings and discussion events at the Martin Harris Centre, hosted now by our new Professor of Creative Writing Jeanette Winterson. We hope you’ll bookmark and continue to return to this site.

The Editors
John McAuliffe and Lucy Burns