Welcome

Thanks for stopping by.

The Bridport Prize is one of the most  prestigious awards in the literary world, so you’re in good company.

Whether you’re writing poetry, a short story, flash fiction or a novel, we can’t wait to read your words.

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Awards night

Take a seat at our 2020 awards

29 October at 6pm

 

 

 

Be there

Poetry is soul music

Write 42 incredible lines about absolutely anything
£5,000 first prize

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Short stories that linger

5,000 impossible to forget words
£5,000 first prize

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Fiction in a flash

250 words that tell a story in seconds
£1,000 first prize

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Your novel idea

Book your place on the bestsellers list
£1,500 first prize

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Deadline
31 May 2021
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For aspiring writers everywhere

We are committed to discovering new writers in poetry, short story, flash fiction and the novel. Our alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the literary world: Kate Atkinson MBE, Gail Honeyman and Kit de Waal. Judges have included Roger McGough, Monica Ali and Zoe Heller. Our patron is Fay Weldon. We are a route to being published so send us your words and it could be your name up here next year.

Background Elements

I have enormously fond memories of the Bridport Prize. It gave me one of the first affirmations that I could write. The story I wrote for the competition was the first time I felt I found that elusive thing – my ‘voice’. Without the Bridport Prize I would probably not have found my agent and quite possibly wouldn’t have written Behind the Scenes at the Museum so I have a lot to be thankful to it for.

Kate Atkinson, Novelist
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Meet the Judges

To be announced

Poetry
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Short Story and Flash Fiction
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Novel
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