Crumey and Latitude reviews

To whomever landed here wondering 'is the manchester fiction prize legit' I can tell you it most certainly is, though it comes with one hell of an entry fee and a tiny word-count (2.5k), making it a pretty niche market as far as I'm concerned. A friend of mine won it last time round, though, so well worth a punt if you have seventeen English pounds to the ready. Deadline the end of August, I think.

Anyway, two recent reviews of mine are up on Bookmunch: Andrew Crumey's The Secret Knowledge, and my trip to Latitude this past weekend (which was also previewed here).

1 comment:

Frances said...

It is interesting to see how the max word count for the Manchester Fiction Prize has shrunk over the years - from 5,000 in 2009 to 3,000 in 2011 and now 2,500. I wonder why? Judge Nicholas Royle is on record as saying he thinks a short story works best at over 2,000 words - so you'd think they'd give us a bit more leeway.