Our 2022 bursaries are now open. These give under represented writers a free entry to the Bridport Prize competition in any category.

The bursary scheme runs on a rolling basis so you can apply anytime until 30th April 2022. Applications are reviewed in batches on a first-come-first-served basis and may take up to six weeks to process.

The competition closes on 31st May, so please make sure you leave enough time to submit your application.

Don’t forget: Our short story, poetry and flash fiction competitions are open to international applicants, whilst the novel award is open to writers living in Britain and Ireland, British writers living overseas and writers living in British Overseas Territories.

These bursaries have been generously donated by writers entering our competition who want to support other writers with their work. All applications are considered in the strictest confidence. We don’t require proof of income, your word is good enough.

Click here to apply.

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