Submit by Post

Here are the 2019 postal entry forms for writers wishing to submit their work as hard copy.

Download and complete your entry form for the poetry, short story and flash fiction categories.

Download and your complete your entry form for the novel award.

Post it, together with your submissions and entry fees, to:

The Bridport Prize
PO Box 6910
Bridport
DT6 9BQ
UK

Cheques and postal orders are to be made payable to 'The Bridport Prize' and should have the sender's name and address on the back.

Please note we are unable to accept cheques from non-UK banks or non-UK money orders (eg US Postal Service, Western Union etc)

Remember to delete any identifying marks on your submission before sending your entries as submissions are judged anonymously.  All information must be given on the entry form.

Make sure you read the rules and the entry instructions carefully - failure to comply may result in disqualification.

'Before I entered the Bridport Peggy-Chapman First Novel Award, I had written two novels that went nowhere. ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ is my third novel, and I submitted my then-unfinished manuscript to the prize with low expectations. I told myself that if it got as far as the longlist, I would take it as a sign to continue writing. What an unexpected and wonderful surprise it was then to learn, months afterwards, that my novel had won the award. Meeting the judges, the prize organisers and fellow writers at the awards ceremony was a lovely and affirming experience, and one that motivated me to keep writing.’

 

Deepa Anappara (UK) winner, the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel, 2017

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