FAQs

What should I write?
It is asked that contributors look at the previous sentence that is displayed on the take-part page. The purpose of displaying the previous sentence is to provide you with inspiration to create your own sentence, however if it does not, please revisit the page at a later date to see if a new sentence inspires you.

Tip: Grab a pen and paper and write down the previous sentence. Now read the sentence and jot down the words that enter your mind, from this construct a sentence (max 12 words). Remember to ignore your inner critic, there is no ‘right or wrong’ with regard to what you create.

If you find that the previous sentence inspires you to change the direction of the poem entirely, then please do so!

Is the poem about Manchester?
The intention is that the poem is not about Manchester but by Manchester residents.

What if my spelling is wrong?
All submissions are reviewed by an editor before publishing, therefore any spelling mistakes will be rectified during this time.

Can I submit more than one sentence?
The submission page delivers only one sentence at a time, if you would like to submit an additional sentence please revisit the take-part page and repeat the submission process.

Will I be listed as a contributor?
Once the poem is complete, all contributors will be listed on the website by first name.

I submitted the wrong sentence! Can I delete it?
Contributors cannot delete sentences via the website, please contact admin@apoembymanchester.co.uk should you wish to delete or make amends to your sentence.

When will I be able to see the full poem?
Once the deadline of Midnight 31st August 2018 has passed, the poem will be compiled. All contributors will be alerted by email once the poem is live on the website.

If you have any further questions, please email yarn@apoembymanchester.co.uk