writing competition

Writing Competition

We know by the time you get here a huge amount of work and thought has been put into your writing, so we want to make the submission process as straightforward as possible.

You can submit your poems, short stories, flash fiction stories and the opening chapters of your novels to the competition by clicking on the category pages. All entries are judged anonymously.

You can download the entry instructions, rules and FAQs from any of the category pages. 

"LOL was the first short story I had ever written, so coming 3rd in something as prestigious as the Bridport Prize was amazing!  It’s quite a quirky story and finding that other people enjoyed it gave me a real boost.  I guess it’s about having confidence in your own voice - that you aren’t just writing for yourself and laughing at your own jokes.  The prize winners' day was also magical.  I spent the whole day in a happy bubble and glowed for weeks afterwards."

Helen Morris, UK, third prize, short story competition 2015

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