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.

“To be recognised in a prize as major as the Bridport did wonders for my confidence as a writer. This was the first story of mine to be published, and to see it bound in the pages of a real, physical book, nestled alongside so many incredible story writers and poets, was an incredible feeling that I’ll always be grateful for”.

Colin Walsh (Belgium) Highly Commended, short story competition 2017

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