The Portico Prize is now open!

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Portico Prize is now open, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. £10,000 will go to the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England - across fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Our judging panel includes social media influencer and broadcaster Simon Savidge (chair); actor Holliday Grainger; novelist and writing mentor Zahid Hussain; Professor of Creative Writing Jean Sprackland; and writer, broadcaster and performer Kate Fox. £10,000 will go to the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England - across fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Our judging panel includes social media influencer and broadcaster Simon Savidge (chair); actor Holliday Grainger; novelist and writing mentor Zahid Hussain; Professor of Creative Writing Jean Sprackland; and writer, broadcaster and performer Kate Fox.

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