Submit by Post

Here are the 2018 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 Bridport Prize is one of the most prestigious poetry awards in the UK, and I was thrilled and delighted - as well as amazed - when I got a phone call to say that I'd won. Writing is a lonely business, always with that uneasy feeling that the finished product may not be worth the effort expended on it. So winning a competition like the Bridport is a huge boost to the confidence, a validation and acknowledgement of your work that encourages you to go on writing. It's both a humbling and enriching experience.  Entering competitions has always been a 'road travelled in hope' rather than with any expectation of arriving at the finishing line. So to other writers I'd say - go for it. You may just win!"

Kathy Miles (UK) first prize, poetry competition 2015

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