writing competition

Writing Competition

We know by the time you get here a huge amount of work and thought has been put into your writing, so we want to make the submission process as straightforward as possible.

You can submit your poems, short stories, flash fiction stories and the opening chapters of your novels to the competition by clicking on the category pages. All entries are judged anonymously.

You can download the entry instructions, rules and FAQs from any of the category pages. 

“The Bridport Prize had more than 3,500 short story entries, so getting the 'highly commended' award was fairly amazing.  The awards luncheon provided a fascinating opportunity to talk to readers, writers, agents, and the judge.  Altogether a wonderful experience--I'd encourage all aspiring writers to go for it”.

Kate Carne, (UK) Highly Commended, short story competition 2017

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