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. 

Watch our 'How to Enter' video below for step by step guidance on submitting your entry:

“Being Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize 2017 has really helped my confidence in thinking of myself as a writer. It’s all very well talking to yourself as you whittle away at the words on the page —it is when someone answers that the magic happens. Furthermore, on hearing about my award, someone put my name forward (their words: ‘I hope you realise how big a deal this prize is’) and I am now poet-in-residence on a new project: an exciting, provocative collaboration involving artists, academics, politicians and thinkers. So if hesitating about that entry, you just never know where it might lead”.

Susan Zatland (UK) Highly Commended, poetry competition 2017

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