Fly On The Wall Press are looking for poetry, art and photography which embody the spirit of Manchester and paint a picture of the changing city. They want rousing celebrations of resilience (in the light of the Manchester Arena bombing), showcases of talent throughout history (Manchester’s inventors, artists, scientists and dreamers) and creative explorations of the city’s diversity.
Manchester and Greater Manchester have areas packed with character and the challenge is to bring each one to life. There are many sides to cities - while you may choose to focus on the Northern Quarter's artistic coffee shops and graffiti designs, Castlefield's canals and atmospheric libraries and cathedrals, there are many aspects of the city which might be perceived as less aesthetically pleasing, but nevertheless, form an important part of the city! For example, Piccadilly Gardens and the rise of homelessness, Northern Rail (and understandable commuter rage) and some would even say the accent! So, the competition is open to humour and Northern grit, seeking a new perspective on the city, from the people who make it a home.
To enter, you must have purchased a book (in any format) from the Fly on the Wall Shop since September 2019. To prove this, please either forward your confirmation email, outline the transaction number or quote the month and the book purchased.
Successful contributors will receive a copy of the anthology and an invitation to perform or present their work at the launch event, expected to take place in October.