writing competition

Writing Competition

We know by the time you get here a huge amount of work and thought has been put into your writing, so we want to make the submission process as straightforward as possible.

You can submit your poems, short stories, flash fiction stories and the opening chapters of your novels to the competition by clicking on the category pages. All entries are judged anonymously.

You can download the entry instructions, rules and FAQs from any of the category pages. 

“I rarely enter poetry competitions: I have published nine novels but I struggle to take myself seriously as a poet. Being recognized in the Bridport made me look at my poetry in a whole new light – a very pleasant one. Lemn Sissay’s judging comments got straight to the heart of what I aiming to do. A wonderful experience.”

Michelle Lovric (UK) Highly Commended, poetry competition 2017

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