Our Newsletter Archives

You can catch up with what's been happening with the Bridport Prize in the past few years here, with archived copies of our newsletters. We only post the last few years here, as the archive stretches back a long way. If you're interested in an older edition not listed here, please email kate@bridportprize.org.uk

"When I saw my novel Half Of You on the long-list for the Peggy Chapman-Andrews award, it felt miraculous that my work had been plucked from a vast sea of words.

And then, reaching the short-list under the scrutiny of such eminent judges was even harder to believe. What an enormous thrill it was to receive my invitation to the prize-giving lunch and then to meet so many inspiring writers there.

I am still in the throes of a first draft, but reaching the short-list has given me a level of faith in the story that spurs me on. Any new writer looking for a way to energise their novel should simply start preparing an entry to the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award."


Carolyn Kirby (UK) short-listed in the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel 2016

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