Welcome to the Bridport Prize

March Madness

Enter the Bridport Prize during March for a chance to win one of two great book bundles.

Book Bundle


Congratulations Kelleigh

We are thrilled and delighted to see our 2015 novel award winner Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott on the long-list for this year's Women's Prize for Fiction for her fabulous novel 'Swan Song' . Congratulations Kelleigh! 

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott


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A category for everyone

Poetry Prize

poetry Competiton

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language”. W.H. Auden

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Short Story Prize

short story writing competition

“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” Edgar Allan Poe

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The Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel

“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” Doris Lessing

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Flash Fiction Prize

Flash Fiction Prize

“Brevity is the sister of talent.” Anton Chekhov

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“It has been a great opportunity to participate in the Bridport Prize and to find myself swimming in the company of those with such wonderful imagining, poignancy and wording”.

Gabriela Paloa, (Israel), Highly Commended, flash fiction competition 2017

Meet the Judges

Naomi Wood
Hollie McNish
Kirsty Logan
Kirsty Logan
Read about our Judges

A Helping Hand

Writing tips

Sometimes the hardest thing is to find a starting point.

A selection of resources we hope you'll find useful.

In the news

Kirsty Logan

Your writing voice can't be forced, but it's a vital part of creating stories that could only be written by you.

Stephanie Scott

I am editing again. I am sitting at my desk and there are piles of books stacked around me (yes, very like a fort)...

Terry Warren's wet notebook

"My 2017 Bridport Prize entry ‘Buttercups’ was mostly roughed out in indecipherable biro scrawl on the inside of my forearm whilst out walking. Clearly this is not a particularly efficient method of note-taking.."

Terry Warren won the Flash Fiction competition and the Dorset Award in 2017. In this blog he tells of four things he has leant about being a writer since his win.

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