Submit by Post

Here are the 2019 postal entry forms for writers wishing to submit their work as hard copy.

Download and complete your entry form for the poetry, short story and flash fiction categories.

Download and your complete your entry form for the novel award.

Post it, together with your submissions and entry fees, to:

The Bridport Prize
PO Box 6910
Bridport
DT6 9BQ
UK

Cheques and postal orders are to be made payable to 'The Bridport Prize' and should have the sender's name and address on the back.

Please note we are unable to accept cheques from non-UK banks or non-UK money orders (eg US Postal Service, Western Union etc)

Remember to delete any identifying marks on your submission before sending your entries as submissions are judged anonymously.  All information must be given on the entry form.

Make sure you read the rules and the entry instructions carefully - failure to comply may result in disqualification.

The day I got the email to say I had received a Highly Commended Prize for my poem from the Bridport Arts Centre was like finding the caramel sweet in the box of Cadbury’s Roses, after years of getting the slightly yucky orange, strawberry and coffee ones.

We decided to make hay while the sun shone and make the journey from Ireland to attend the prize-giving, we packed up Granny, 3 year old and husband and hit the sky and road early on the day of the big event. We were all so delighted we did, the lunch and presentations were just lovely, we were made to feel so welcome. It was a real treat to hear the judges and prizewinners speak and read from their work, forget the Roses we were having fancy posh chocolate now.

Maresa Sheehan, (Ireland) Highly Commended, poetry competition 2017

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