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Here you can enter your submissions online using either the WorldPay or PayPal payment systems.  You will need a credit or debit card to do this.

Before you upload your entries make sure you have read the entry instructions and agree the rules of participation – failure to comply may result in disqualification.

You will be able to upload your entries when you go to the checkout.  Allowed file types are .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .txt.  Maximum allowed file size is 2Mb. Unfortunately, our system is not yet compatible with tablets and smart phones.

PLEASE NOTE!  The title of your short story, poem or flash fiction MUST also be the file name of your uploaded document.

For example using file names such as (but the doc type suffix are accepted)





is NOT acceptable. 

If your entry is untitled, please use the first line as the file name

You can enter as many times, in any category, as you wish.  You may only win one prize in each category.

Once payment has been received you will receive email acknowledgements from both the payment provider and Bridport Prize. 

Watch our video for a step by step guide to submitting your entry online:

Illiustrated by Paul Blow

novel award entry

1st prize: £1,000
max 8000 words
fee: £20.00

Price: £20.00

flash fiction entry

1st prize: £1,000
max 250 words
fee: £8.00

Price: £8.00

short story entry

1st prize: £5,000
max 5,000 words
fee: £10.00

Price: £10.00

poem entry

1st prize: £5,000
max 42 lines
fee: £9.00

Price: £9.00
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