We are passionate about discovering creative writing talent from around the world. Previous winners include the novelist Kate Atkinson MBE, Kit de Waal and Kelleigh Greenberg- Jephcott. Former judges include Monica Ali, Roger McGough and Zoe Heller. Many writers have launched their careers with us and ended up on the best sellers list.
I’ve been on the receiving end of The Bridport Prize a couple of times and know how prizes can change your writing life. I hope to help take The Bridport Prize through the next fifty years – and beyond!
Kit de Waal, Honorary Patron Author of bestselling novel My Name Is Leon
We promise to
Provide opportunities for aspiring writers
Give new writers a route to publication through our anthologies
Create access to our partners AM Heath Literary Agency, Headline Fiction, John Murray and The Literary Consultancy
We award £500 to the highest placed writer aged 16 to 25 in Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction and Novel. The winning piece will feature in our anthology, which counts as being published and opens doors with literary agents and publishers. It also accesses other competitions not available to the public.
We give £100 to the highest placed writer from Dorset in Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction and Novel. Sponsored by The Bookshop, Bridport.
We have a dedicated team of experienced readers who assist our judges. They work hard to make the competition a success.
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