Deadline approaching for micropoetry competition

We are reaching the final few weeks for budding writers to craft a Twitter micropoem. The challenge sees creative entries focused on the theme of the ‘science around us’.

BAFTA-nominated poet and writer Lemn Sissay - our former Chancellor who holds an honorary chair of creative writing at our University - will be one of three judges considering entries.

How to enter

Entries will need to combine a vast and thought-provoking topic with a strict 280-character Twitter limit.

The competition is open to everyone, and entrants can submit their micropoem via Twitter using the hashtag #micropoem23. People can also submit their poem by email with the same 280-character limit, including the hashtag.

Competition deadline

The competition will close on Wednesday, 21 June. Lemn and fellow judges John McAuliffe, Professor of Poetry and Director of Creative Manchester, and Manchester-based poet and critic Maryam Hessavi, will then deliberate over the submissions.

The writer of the judges’ favourite poem will win a prize of £500, while two runners-up will receive £250 each. There will also be an under-18 first prize of a £25 book token.