Whoever or wherever you are in the world, 2020 did not turn out how anyone planned. The pandemic, with all that we have lost, has also given us an opportunity to reflect on our lives – voice new thoughts, feelings and what is possible.

Here at Bridport Prize HQ, we have absolutely loved hearing from you across the globe about the different ways you are dealing with isolation and how important the sounds of familiar voices – friends, family, colleagues – have become.

Out of this extraordinary year, we want to hear all the voices out there.

Your writing may not be polished. You may have lots of self doubt. Your piece may not be perfect. Or about a world, character or circumstance you think anyone is interested in.

But we are.

Yours is a voice we want to hear.

Here’s to 2021 teeming with the sounds of people’s voices everywhere.

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