Our Partners

Our partners include: 

A M Heath represent a broad range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, historians, biographers, and children's authors.  A.M. Heath receive the Bridport Prize shortlisted stories each year and are partners in delivering the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel.

“We think the prize always throws up fantastic writers and it has great standing within the literary world.”  Euan Thorneycroft, A. M. Heath

 

TLC LogoThe Literary Consultancy is the UK’s first and leading manuscript assessment and editorial advice service providing expert, market-aware editorial appraisal and help to writers at all levels. They are partners in delivering the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel.


 The Book Shop , Bridport’s independent book store, has been at heart of the town for forty years. Owner Antonia Squire generously sponsors The Dorset Award which is given annually to the highest placed writer from Dorset in the competition.

The 2018 Dorset Award was presented to Bridport writer Simon Middleton for his poem ‘Space was a material’.

 

Bridport Arts Centre is a creative arts organisation at the heart of the West Dorset community, reaching out to inspire, engage and entertain.

The Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition was founded by Peggy Chapman-Andrews in 1973, the same year Bridport Arts Centre was opened, as a way of raising funds to support the Arts Centre's work. It has grown to become the Arts Centre's flagship project and still raises vital funds each year to support the continuation of their work.  

“Being Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize 2017 has really helped my confidence in thinking of myself as a writer. It’s all very well talking to yourself as you whittle away at the words on the page —it is when someone answers that the magic happens. Furthermore, on hearing about my award, someone put my name forward (their words: ‘I hope you realise how big a deal this prize is’) and I am now poet-in-residence on a new project: an exciting, provocative collaboration involving artists, academics, politicians and thinkers. So if hesitating about that entry, you just never know where it might lead”.

Susan Zatland (UK) Highly Commended, poetry competition 2017

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