the team

We value all enquiries and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can, but before contacting us, have you checked our frequently asked questions?  You may well find the answer to your query there.  You can also read the competition rules and entry instructions.

Bridport Prize Administrator: Kate Wilson

Bridport Prize Online Administrator: Victoria Bennion


Principal poetry reader: Candy Neubert

Principal short story reader: Helen Chaloner

Principal flash fiction reader: Jon Wyatt

Principal novel reader: Harry Gallon


Poetry judge: Lemn Sissay 

Short story Judge: Peter Hobbs

Flash fiction judge: Kit de Waal

The Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a first novel judge: Nathan Filer


Please note: judges and readers are unable to enter into any discussions regarding submissions.

New to flash fiction and to the Bridport Prize, I entered at the last minute. 

What were the best bits of winning a prize - Publication? Publicity? The Event?  Well yes, all those and especially meeting the other, wonderful, winners. But it was being sought out through the crowd by the final reader to explain why my work was shortlisted and that he was pleased it had won a prize and hearing the judge David Gaffney's comments on the story - that has stayed with me: the recognition, the understanding of what I was trying to achieve. 

So have courage. Enter!

Sandy Tozer, third prize, flash fiction competition 2015

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