Are you an established or aspiring writer? Do you have an interest in aspects of Manchester’s history – be it anarchists in the 1920s, the Moss Side riots, the fight against the Second Runway at Manchester Airport, how a mosque in Bolton raised £10,000 for Palestinian olive trees, or the city’s links to the suffragettes?
If there’s any way that you might fit the bill, please do get in touch. If you’re new to writing but have a good story to tell we’ll give you advice and support, and whatever your level of experience we’ll pay you – not a lot, but something! The main thing is that you have an interest in and passion for your subject – and even if you’ve never written before, the most important thing could be the tales that your Gran, your neighbour or someone you volunteer with can tell. We’re especially interested in writers from outside South/Central Manchester.
To apply to be one of our writers, please email us with an account of your interests and experience and, if possible, links to any previous writing you’ve had published. We’d rather you didn’t send this as attachments.
All writers for this website work as freelances and are paid the same rates – sorry, no steady jobs. But even if you don’t have specific ideas about what you want to write about, we may have particular profiles we want to be written and can allocate these. We also hope to be able to offer training and workshops for developing writers.